To get a first hand appraisal of the facilities available for the COVID and Non-COVID patients, the Lieutenant Governor (LG), Manoj Sinha Saturday paid a visit to the SMHS Hospital here.
The LG took round of various sections of the hospital including Emergency, indoor wards and other sections an interacted with doctors and paramedical staff and took stock of the interventions made by the hospital while dealing with the ongoing pandemic.
He enquired about the healthcare facilities and available infrastructure including necessary life-saving equipments like availability of isolation beds, ventilators, oxygen supply and other machinery required for treatment.
The LG directed health functionaries for maintaining proper care and hygiene, besides following all the SOP’s while dealing with the patients.
He observed that the non-COVID patients also require necessary attention, besides isolated and segregated facilities should also be maintained along with adherence to the precautionary protocol during their treatment.
On being informed about the shortage of Nursing Orderlies, he advised for making temporary arrangements for six months, and ordered referring the posts for filling up the vacancies. He was informed that 200 nurses are also being hired to meet the shortage of staff.
The LG asked the administration to allow the attendants of the patients only as per the SOPs. Taking note of the possibility of shortage of Oxygen supply in future, he directed for making the necessary provisions for ensuring uninterrupted oxygen supply well in advance.
Lauding the work being done by COVID Warriors, the LG stressed on taking all requisite measures to ensure safety of doctors and paramedics who are directly dealing with COVID positive patients.
He called for bringing more improvement in functioning of the hospitals for ensuring best healthcare facilities to the patients to make health care system of J&K best in the country.