Srinagar, Mar 12: Two new patients having coronavirus-like symptoms have been isolated at the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) on Thursday.
In-charge Medical Superintendent SKIMS, Dr. Ghulam Hassan Yattoo said one male and female patient reported to the hospital for screening.
“Their samples have been drawn and we are awaiting reports,” Dr. Yattoo said.
On Wednesday, seven persons, who tested negative for coronavirus, were put in the quarantine facility at a tertiary care institute.
The administration of Jammu and Kashmir has stepped up preparedness to identify the symptoms and deal promptly with the emerging infection of coronavirus across the globe.
Although no 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.
The government has been issuing advisories to inform people of the precautionary measures and symptoms associated with with1 coronavirus.
It has 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.
Also, the 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