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Strictly adhere to guidelines to manage Coronovirus suspects: Dir SKIMS to staff


Srinagar, Feb 4: Director Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Prof. A.G. Ahangar on Tuesday directed SKIMS staff to strictly adhere to the guidelines for the isolation, detection and further management of the Coronovirus suspects.

He was speaking at a session held by the Department of Microbiology, SKIMS organized to disseminate information regarding the outbreak of Coronovirus related respiratory illness.


The disease that has started from Wuhan, China has created an alert all over the world with WHO declaring it as a Global Emergency.

According to a press release issued, Director Ahangar directed SKIMS staff to adhere strictly to the guidelines for the isolation, detection and further management of the suspects as well as confirmed cases of this virulent virus related respiratory distress syndromes.

The Director expressed his strong determination and will to fight the epidemic with all the logistics available and assured his unrelenting support to the treating staff members upfront in the line of risks and exposures to this dreaded Noval Corona Viral epidemic.

He particularly emphasised the initiatives and measures outlined by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India, Health & Medical Education Department of Union Territory of J&K with the strict instructions from Chief Secretary, B.V.R Subrahmanyam and Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education Atal Dulloo and other Nodal agencies in combating the epidemic.

Medical Superintendent, SKIMS appraised the august gathering about steps which SKIMS had made in this direction. CME was attended by Faculty, Nursing staff, Technical staff and Officials of SKIMS.

Earlier, Senior Resident Dr. Lina elaborated about Coronovirus etiology, modes of spread, prevention and guidelines for healthcare workers. The session was Chaired by Dr. Rafi Jan, Professor General Medicine and Prof. Farooq Ahmad Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS. Dr. Bashir Fomda highlighted purpose of the presentation.

SKIMS in has already issued advisory in the public interest which is available on the website of the SKIMS as well as established helpline for this purpose on contact number 0194-2403679 that is being run through the Control Room of SKIMS 24×7 and also identified infrastructure and the manpower with equipment for combating both Corona Virus and H1N1 related respiratory illnesses at large.