Healthcare institutions in Kashmir asked to resume routine services amid decline in daily COVID-19 cases

However, separate and well-equipped oxygenated beds for emergency purposes including Gynecology, Obstetrics and Pediatrics to be kept available.
Healthcare institutions in Kashmir asked to resume routine services amid decline in daily COVID-19 cases
A health worker checks on a COVID-19 patient at COVID centre in Srinagar.[ Image for representational purpose only].File/ GK

Srinagar July 9: The Directorate of Health Services Kashmir on Thursday directed Chief Medical Officers, Medical Superintendents and Block Medical Officers across the valley to resume OPD services, surgeries and routine healthcare services in the healthcare institutions in their respective jurisdictions in view of a decline in the daily COVID-19 cases.


An order issued to this effect you Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Mustaq Ahmad Rather said that there has been a "drastic decrease" in hospital admissions of COVID-19 patients.

With the authorities having set up a dedicated DRDO hospital for COVID-19 patients in Srinagar, the DHSK has asked the concerned officers to resume the routine healthcare services in their respective jurisdictions for better patient care.

However, separate and well-equipped oxygenated beds for emergency purposes including Gynecology, Obstetrics and Pediatrics shall have to be kept available, the DHSK directed.

Besides, all SOPs vis-a-vis COVID-19 shall have to be followed in letter and spirit, it added.

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