Div Com reviews preventive measures; Pvt hospitals asked to set up isolation wards
Srinagar, Mar 5:
The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan Thursday chaired a
meeting to review preventive measures for Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat which
are put in place by line departments in the valley.
The meeting was
informed that isolation wards have been earmarked in each district hospitals,
SKIMS and other Health institutions. Maternity Home, Sanat Nagar, Srinagar has
already been designated as isolation hospital for strict quarantine with every
facility put in place. Apart from early assistance, Microbiology Department of
Govt Medical College Srinagar will also provide staff and logistics for
carrying out sample collection of suspected cases.
help desks equipped with doctors, paramedical staff, Infra-red thermometers,
viral kits, personal protection gears, special ambulances and other equipments
have been established at Srinagar Airport for screening of passengers and
tourists which are arriving daily by air to Srinagar. Screening Camps have also
been established at various places on National Highway.
It was further
informed that daily surveillance of Respiratory Tract Infection cases is being
conducted across the Kashmir division, besides, in OPD of all Health
Institutions of the valley.
Rapid Response Teams (RRT) are in place in
every district, samples are being collected, data analyzed and cluster cases
are being investigated besides, taking other necessary measures on ground round
The Meeting was
further informed that there is no need to panic and Health institutions are
ready to tackle any exigency.
Commissioner directed Private Hospitals to set up isolation wards immediately
with all necessary facilities and share real time information with Director
Health services and district administration of any suspected case.
House Boat owners and transporters were directed to share the ‘ill health’
profile of outsiders, if any, immediately to the nearby health institution.
authorities were asked to launch awareness campaign to inform masses about
precautionary measures they need to take against Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Div Com asked
concerned officers, private Hospitals, Hoteliers and House Boat owners to adopt
collective approach against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat.
Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Additional Commissioner
Kashmir, Bilal Ahmad Bhat, Director Health Services, Kashmir, Dr Sameer Mattoo,
representatives of private hospitals, Hoteliers and other concerned officials
attended the meeting.