SRINAGAR- In wake of spike in Covid-19 cases, the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Srinagar has established an oxygenated 100-bed Covid care facility at Haj House Bemina, an official said.The facility has come up at Hajj House in just a week’s time.
While giving details, the CMO Srinagar apprised the Deputy Commissioner, Aijaz Asad, who is also chairman DDMA, that the patients referred by a physician having mild symptoms of Covid-19 infection and requiring oxygen support of less than 10 litres per minute can be admitted for isolation as well as treatment.
He further added that Health Department is in the process of procuring more Bulk Oxygen Cylinders and Oxygen Concentrators to augment the bed capacity at Hajj House.
The DC was informed that a duty roster for Medical Officers and Paramedical staff has also been framed to look after the admitted patients.
The spokesman said that all 100 beds have been provided by R&B department. Adequate arrangements for water supply and uninterrupted power have also been made. The PDD has also set up a 63 KVA capacity DG set as back-up to overcome any power failure.
"With regard to sanitation, cleanliness and fumigation measures, the Chairman DDMA was informed that SMC has deployed a dedicated team for ensuring cleanliness and sanitization in and around the premises."
Earlier, the Chairman DDMA Aijaz Asad said the facility will decongest occupancy of beds in tertiary care hospitals by shifting patients having oxygen requirement of less than 10 liters per minute and are not on injectable medications to Hajj House. He said this is not a medical facility but oxygen support facility and shall act as an Oxygen Bank.
Aijaz Asad further said the initiative is a joint venture of DDMA Srinagar, District Health Society and District Red Cross Society. He added that more Oxygenated beds shall be established as per directions of the Hon’ble LG to further strengthen the Oxygen support system in Srinagar district.
He also said that Hon’ble LG has ordered for augmentation of beds at tertiary care hospitals and roll-out of added infrastructure to meet any exigent situation besides breaking the chain of Covid-19 infection.