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Covid-19: Increasing Oxygen supported beds across J&K: Atal Dulloo

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DRDO hospitals to be completed in next 15-20 days, 500-bed hospitals each for Kashmir, Jammu coming up in 15 days

SRINAGAR, MAY 7: Amid the steep surge in Covid-19 cases, the Union Territory government on Friday claimed that they are increasing oxygen supported beds across Jammu and Kashmir on fast-track basis.

Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education Atal Dalloo while talking exclusively to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that they are increasing oxygen supported beds across J&K on war-footing.

He said that around 150 oxygen supported beds will be increased at SKIMS Soura, 100 at SMHS, JVC Bemina and other major hospitals besides that more steps in this regard are being taken.

He said that if need arises in coming days, requisition will be forwarded to private hospitals as well to deal with Covid-19 pandemic.

Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Duloo said, has started work on the 500 bed hospitals one each in Kashmir and Jammu and it will be completed within 15-20 days.

Dulloo said that everything whether it is oxygen, medicines or vaccines are available in adequate quantity in Jammu and Kashmir and there is no need to panic.

The FC Health and He said that oxygen plants at almost every district hospitals and few sub district hospitals have been installed and work on other plants is going on which is expected to get completed next few days.

There remains a shortage of vaccine or medicine for some time but are being made available on time, he added—(KNO)


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