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Declare Govt Hospital Gandhi Nagar as Non- Covid : Balvinder to H&ME Dept.

Activist Urges Govt   to De-Notify Govt Hospital Gandhi Nagar from the list of   Covid Dedicated Hospitals

Jammu, March 09, 2021: Balvinder Singh Social Activist while interacting with media persons  urged upon Sh Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar  Advisor to Honb’le LG JKUT, Sh Atal Dulloo Financial Commissioner  Health & Medical  Education to kindly de-notify Govt Hospital Gandhi Nagar Jammu from the list of Covid-19 dedicated Hospitals. In the Month of March 2020 this Hospital was dedicated to Covid-19 as Level-2  Hospital, suspending all services meant for general public of the area.

Singh said that  though Govt started OPD  services at the Govt Hospital Gandhi Nagar since Nov. 9 but other facilities associated with OPD E.G Lab services, IPD services and  even  the OT have been kept on hold so far.

Balvinder while sharing  month wise  detail of OPD patients  said that only about 18,000 patients visited OPDof Gandhi Nagar Hospital  in four Months  (with an average of  150 patients daily) whereas prior to it is declared as Covid-19 Hospital at least 1100 to 1200 patients use to visit Gandhi Nagar Hospital daily but because of the fear psychosis of corona virus peoples still feel risky in visiting the Covid Hospital G Nagar Jammu.

Closure of OT’s and other OPD related activities causing   lot of discomforts for the non- Covid patients including the  obstetric patients (Antenatal Care) Patients sufferings from  Chronic Renal failure who needs regular dialysis at Govt Hospital Gandhi Nagar are the worst sufferers.

So Mr Singh urged upon the UT Administration  particularly advisor to Honb’le LG JKUT Sh R R Bhatnagar  and Financial Commissioner Mr Dulloo,  keeping in view the problems of the peoples of the adjoining   areas, declare it as non-Covid hospital by issuing de-notifying   order at the earliest to avoid further suffering of the non covid patients of the area. Singh Suggest that let  200 Bedded Maternity Hospital Gandhi Nagar  reserved entirely for Covid patients which has all the facilities like regular Oxygen Suppy, Ventilator, four OT’s ete,  which are required for treating Covid patients.

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