Jammu: It seems that the Jammu district is worst affected by the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic as the death toll witnessed significant rise since last few weeks, which pushed the district on the top of list with death numbers.
“With 30 fresh deaths on Friday, the toll in Jammu district swelled to 613, which is highest in all 20 districts of Jammu and Kashmir,” reveal the data assessed by The Dispatch.
The data further revealed that the Jammu district recorded 117 deaths in past 7 days between May 1 and May 7. “232 deaths have been reported across Jammu and Kashmir in month of May so far. Out of total fatalities, 117 (51 percent) reported from Jammu district.
Meanwhile, to take first hand appraisal of the infrastructure and patient care management in Covid care Hospitals, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today visited Government Hospital Gandhi Nagar, Chest Disease & TB Hospital Jammu, and Government Medical College Jammu.
During his visits, the Lt Governor enquired about number of patients being treated in the hospitals, patients discharged after recovery, availability of oxygen support beds.
The Lt Governor, while inspecting the functionality of Oxygen Generation Plants in the Hospitals, directed for effective rationalization of available resources to cater to the requirements of the patients.
The Lt Governor directed the hospitals to ensure that best possible care is given to the patients through regular rounds of HoDs and senior doctors in the wards. He also emphasized on strict compliance of the hospital referral policy and triage in the hospitals.
“Doctors must have personal interaction with the patients and their attendants to ensure better treatment”, maintained the Lt Governor.
The Lt Governor directed the concerned officers of Health Department to increase Covid dedicated beds with oxygen support in the shortest possible time by coordinating with the concerned departments for providing best patient care in the Covid care hospitals.
At Chest Disease & TB Hospital Jammu, the Lt Governor enquired from In-charge Triage Facility, Dr Rajeshwar Sharma about the number of patients being treated, number of patients discharged after recovery, and health infrastructure available in the hospital to treat all Covid-19 patients.
In order to strengthen health workforce, the Lt Governor directed the authorities of Covid care hospitals to increase the paramedical staff, besides rationalizing the medical staff from peripheral hospitals of the District.
Directions were also passed for the strict compliance of duty rosters at all Hospitals.
It was informed that the trial run of 2400 LPM capacity Oxygen Generation Plant in GMC Jammu is going on and the same would be made fully functional by May 8, 2021 enabling the addition of about 125 Covid dedicated beds in the Government Medical College and Hospital Jammu.