Covid Control measures | Lt Governor chairs meetings with senior doctors, CMOs, DCs of Jammu division

Jammu division to get additional 1325 oxygen support beds within five days
Manoj Sinha/GK File Photo/Mir Imran
Manoj Sinha/GK File Photo/Mir Imran

Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today directed for increasing the additional 1325 bed capacity with oxygen support in Jammu Division within five days which will complement the Government's efforts for strengthening and improving the health infrastructure, especially the Covid-19 treatment facilities in the region.

The Lt Governor was chairing a meeting to review the evolving Covid situation and containment measures taken thereof, in which, Senior Doctors, Health officials, Chief Medical Officers and Deputy Commissioners of Jammu Division participated, in person and through virtual mode.

While taking district-wise review of the Covid scenario, the Lt Governor enquired about the number of Covid dedicated beds in the GMCs and private hospitals, and directed the concerned Principals and Directors of private hospitals including ASCOMS and SMVD Narayana Hospital to augment the bed capacity with oxygen support system.

The Lt Governor stressed on accelerating the work to meet the increasing demand for healthcare facilities at City, District Hospitals & Community Health Centres.

Devote yourself wholeheartedly in serving the people and providing quality medicare to Covid patients, the Lt Governor urged the  Doctors.

CMOs were instructed to actively involve themselves in covid care management in their respective health institutions.

The meeting was informed that Oxygen Generation Plants at Rajouri, Reasi and Samba are already functional and additional capacity would be added to GMC Jammu that will cater to the requirement of oxygen, besides helping in enhancing the bed capacity with oxygen support.

It was further informed that Oxygen Plants at Kathua and Doda will be made functional soon.

Terming increased testing and vaccination as imperative in combating Covid-19 pandemic, the Lt Governor directed the concerned officers to ensure rigorous testing and contact tracing, besides intensifying the vaccination drive to saturate the inoculation of the targeted population with the dose of Covid vaccine.

He further directed for effective implementation of restrictions in micro-containment zones to control the spread of the deadly virus.

Emphasizing on optimal utilization of medical staff in peripheral hospitals, the Lt Governor directed the CMOs for rationalizing doctors and paramedical staff for duties in Covid care hospitals on rotation basis.

The Lt Governor further directed the concerned officers to ensure availability of doctors for consultation through online mode also, in all the districts.

The Lt Governor advised the Principals and CMOs to employ retired Doctors and paramedical staff in Covid management services. Hire interns and final year medical students to increase the manpower in health sector, he added.

Taking cognizance of the media reports regarding Coivd-19 management in the hospitals across the UT, the Lt Governor directed the concerned functionaries to ensure that doctors are available at the hospitals and every individual seeking medicare is attended with full dedication.

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