DRDO’s 500-bedded COVID hospital inaugurated in Jammu
Of the entire 500 beds, 125 could be Intensive Care Unit beds, whereas others could be a set of Covid beds with 24 hours oxygen facility.
Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday inaugurated the Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) 500-bedded Covid hospital in Jammu to ramp up the healthcare infrastructure to successfully take care of the coronavirus pandemic.
Of the entire 500 beds right here at Bhagwati Nagar Centre, 125 could be Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds, whereas others could be a set of Covid beds with 24 hours oxygen facility.
The hospital could be outfitted with ventilators, screens, in-house pharmacy, diagnostic facility, X-Ray and CT Scan machines.
“I am grateful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for extending all possible assistance to Jammu and Kashmir,” the Lt. Governor mentioned after inaugurating the hospital.
Speaking on the administration of ongoing pandemic and future challenges, Sinha noticed that the DRDO hospital, with environment friendly mechanisms, would play an necessary function in including to the federal government’s efforts in the struggle towards the pandemic.
“I must congratulate and appreciate Chairman, DRDO, G. Satheesh Reddy and his entire team working round-the-clock to build this well-equipped medical facility in record time,” Mr. Sinha mentioned.
He mentioned the well being infrastructure in Jammu and different areas of the division continues to be the spine of healthcare providers.
“This hospital too is expected to become fully operational in 3-4 days, after trial run of all the facilities,” he mentioned.
Underlining the significance of offering greatest healthcare providers to the individuals, particularly these dwelling in distant areas, the Lt. Governor remarked that the sturdy well being infrastructure in Jammu division with decentralised neighborhood well being system in the type of panchayat covid care centres has an in depth outreach even in a number of far-flung locales.
“We have also devised an effective and rapid response system to quickly mobilise the physical and human resources within the healthcare delivery apparatus,” he mentioned.
Seeking help of the individuals in the struggle towards the pandemic, he mentioned, “We all as a society must fight the pandemic together and recalibrate our priorities, giving utmost importance to Covid protocol and vaccination.” “So, I urge every citizen of Jammu and Kashmir to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour for weeks and months to effectively tackle this health crisis,” he mentioned.
Meanwhile, Mr. Sinha went across the numerous sections of the newly established hospital, together with affected person’s block, ICU ward, basic wards, pharmacy, whereby, he inspected and enquired in regards to the services accessible for the sufferers.
He directed the well being functionaries to make sure strict compliance of the hospital referral coverage for efficient affected person care administration.