Despite testing negative for coronavirus: 7 patients to remain quarantined at SKIMS
11: Despite testing negative for
coronavirus, seven patients will continue to remain quarantined at
Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) as a precautionary
Superintendent, SKIMS, Dr. Ghulam Hassan Yattoo said all the seven will
continue to remain in the quarantine facility.
“They are in the
hospital quarantine and under an active surveillance,” Dr Yattoo said.
Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Kashmir, Dr. Manzoor Qadri said
around 923 persons are home quarantined.
“In addition to
this, one person is in the quarantine facility at Government Medical College,
Srinagar,” Dr. Qadri said.
A senior doctor
at SMHS hospital said quarantine is used to separate and restrict the movement
of persons who may have been exposed to a communicable disease.
“These people may
have been exposed to a disease. They might not have visible symptoms. The
quarantine can also help limit the spread of communicable disease,” he said.
administration of Jammu and Kashmir has stepped up preparedness to identify the
symptoms and deal promptly with the emerging infection of coronavirus across
positive cases of coronavirus have been reported in Kashmir, health officials
said all hospitals should ensure their staffs are trained, and well-prepared to
deal with the virus.
has been issuing advisories to inform people of the precautionary measures and
symptoms associated with with1 coronavirus.
strengthened the surveillance and control measures against the diseases and
helpline numbers +91-0191-2549676 (UT level Cell for J&K),
+91-0191-25220982 (Jammu Division) and +91-0194-2440283 (For Kashmir Division)
has already been established for the convenience of people.
additional trained staff has been placed for screenings at the Srinagar Airport
and National Highway. An isolation center has been set up at Sanat Nagar and
Bemina so that the suspected cases are directly taken there instead of the
tertiary care unit.