In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha directed for increasing additional 1325 bed capacity with oxygen support in Jammu division within five days. It will complement the Government’s efforts for strengthening and improving the health infrastructure, especially Covid-19 treatment facilities in the region. AIR Jammu Correspondent reports that the LG was yesterday chairing a meeting to review the evolving Covid situation and containment measures taken thereof, in which, Senior Doctors, Health officials, CMOs and DCs of Jammu Division participated.
While taking district-wise review of Covid scenario, the LG enquired about the number of Covid dedicated beds in GMCs and private hospitals, and directed the concerned Principals and Directors of private hospitals to augment the bed capacity with oxygen support system. He stressed on accelerating the work to meet the increasing demand for healthcare facilities at City, District Hospitals & Community Health Centres. Underlining the importance of putting in place a comprehensive patient-care mechanism, the LG said that Doctors are best trained to handle the situation and asked the senior Doctors to reach out to every patient admitted in the hospitals and effectively utilize their experience for better patient-care. He urged the doctors to devote themselves wholeheartedly in serving the people and providing quality medicare to Covid patients.