Directorate of Health Services (DHS) Jammu has provided 29 ventilators received under the PM Cares scheme to Government Medical College Jammu.
There is an urgent need for ventilators at GMC Jammu to cater to the huge crowd of severe Kovid patients.
The concerned officials were instructed to hand over accessories along with ventilators and 04 oxygen cylinders (D type) per ventilator to GMC Jammu administration.
On Sunday, the Lt. Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha visited the Government Medical College of Jammu to review the Kovid clinical management measures being carried out by the hospital administration.
Emphasizing the strengthening of health care staff, the Lt. Governor directed to hire additional paramedical staff in addition to rational use of existing resources to ensure effective patient care management.
The Lieutenant Governor directed that the presence of senior doctors, nurses and paramedics in the clinical areas should be ensured by the hospital administration at all times. He also emphasized customized supportive care for Kovid patients and round-the-clock care by hospital staff.
Dr. Shashi Sudhan Sharma, Principal and Dean GMC and Jammu of AH informed the Lieutenant Governor that 250 nurses will join GMC Jammu within three days, which will significantly increase the number of available health staff.
Putting special emphasis on providing better facilities to the patients, the Lt. Governor directed the senior doctors to ensure proper availability of all medicines, nutritious food, round-the-clock care of the patients, food and water for the attendants of the patients and proper admission. Goes to the attendants.
“Senior doctors should also be at the forefront in informing people to adopt safe practices and Kovid protocols. Seniors should take advantage of their role as both a doctor, care and treatment of patients and a public health advocate with a Kovid epidemic ”, the Lt. Governor said.
The Lt. Governor demanded the status of two new oxygen plants which are being set up by the Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory Administration to increase their oxygen capacity at GMC Jammu.