Jammu, May 25, 2021: In order to get on the spot appraisal of medical facilities being extended to the people of Samba and Kathua Districts, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today visited GMC Kathua, District Hospital & Covid Care Centre at Samba.
During his visits, the Lt Governor took a comprehensive review of the Covid containment measures in the respective districts.
The Lt Governor asked the health officials to ensure best healthcare facilities for the patients and directed the senior doctors to increase rounds in Covid-19 wards.
Ensure effective Covid Clinical Management and strict compliance of referral policy for hospitals, he added.
The Lt Governor, while interacting with doctors and other medical staff, reviewed ongoing steps taken by hospitals and directed them to prepare for future challenges. He emphasized on continuous training of nursing and paramedical staff working in the rural areas.
“It is our collective responsibility to ensure the availability of necessary medicare facilities, besides putting in best efforts to contain the spread of Corona virus and save precious lives through prompt response”, the Lt Governor told the officers.
While enquiring about the availability of ventilators, oxygen supported beds, human resources, functionality of oxygen generation plants, besides testing and vaccination drives in the respective districts, the Lt Governor directed the hospital authorities to increase the existing covid dedicated beds, besides augmenting oxygen availability in the hospitals within fixed timelines.
Scale up testing & vaccination with dedicated focus on vulnerable groups. Reach out to people with all Covid-19 related important information, the Lt Governor added.
He also enquired about the status of medical staff, availability of telemedicine services, distribution of covid management kits, mobile vaccination, and other initiatives taken by District Administrations for Covid mitigation.
Meanwhile, the Lt Governor reviewed the progress being made for developing new Medical infrastructure in the District Hospital to augment the medical facilities, besides reviewing the establishment of Panchayat level Covid Care facilities. He also inspected the under-construction New OPD Block at District Hospital Samba and directed for its timely completion.
Deputy Commissioner, Samba, Anuradha Gupta informed the Lt Governor that 101 Panchayats of district have established Covid Care Centres with 05 bed capacity, besides 100% achievement in HCW, and 98% of above 45 years age group has been achieved. 24×7 telemedicine services and covid control room have been established in DC office alongwith e-passes facility, she added.
On being informed about the dedicated oxygen pipelines connecting Covid dedicated beds at District Hospital, Samba, the Lt Governor directed for providing all the 100 beds in the hospital with dedicated oxygen pipes and set the timelines for the same. (PTK)