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Two wards designated as Pediatric Covid wards at SMGS Jammu, Want to get ready before any other possible wave: Med Sup

J&K Admin pulls up socks to deal with possible third wave

Srinagar, May 20, 2021: : In order to deal with the possible third wave of Covid-19, the Jammu and Kashmir government has pulled up the socks to deal with the possible challenge and that it has designated two pediatric wards as Covid wards for children.

Official sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), as the third wave of Covid-19 in the next six months is likely to affect children, the administration has started to gear up so that it won’t have to face a crisis.

It is pertinent to mention here that as per experts, third wave is likely to affect children more as there are no vaccines recommended for children as of now.

Dr Dara Singh, Medical Superintendent at Shri Mahraja Gulab Singh (SMGS) hospital Shalmaar, Jammu, told KNO that as per the literature available, third wave of Covid-19 may come and can affect children and in order to deal with the situation, “we have started preparedness in advance.”

He said that they have prepared a DPR and submitted requisition before concerned higher ups to get high flow oxygen supply to all 400 beds at the hospital.

Dr Singh said that as of now two wards have been designated as Covid wards for children in which there are over 100 beds and among them 20 will be ICU beds.

He said that as of now hospital has one small 500 lpm oxygen plant and work on another oxygen plant with capacity of 3000 LPM is going on war footing basis and in next two weeks it will complete.

Dr Singh said that “our motive is to use the time for full preparation till the possible third wave will come so that there won’t be any problem at that time.” He requested people to follow Covid appropriate behavior in letter and spirit—(KNO)

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