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LG directs DCs, Health deptt to ensure five bed Covid care centre in every Panchayat

Mobile testing vans to be utilized to cover villages for testing with the help of PRIs and volunteers

SRINAGAR, May 19: Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha on Wednesday directed all the Deputy Commissioners and Health department to keep five-bedded Covid Care Centre available in every Panchayat as many households may not have option for isolation.

In a series of tweets, Sinha as per the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) each Covid Care Centre to have one Oxygen-Supported Bed for immediate patient care.

“Directed DCs & Health Department to ensure 5-bedded Covid Care Centre in every Panchayat of J&K as many households may not have the option for isolation of Covid positive patients in their own residence. Each Centre to have One Oxygen-Supported Bed for immediate patient care,” Office of LG J&K tweeted.

“Rs.1 Lakh approved from District Capex Budget for creation of facilities in School, Community hall or Panchayat ghar in consultation with nearest Health Centre and Panchayat representatives,” it tweeted.

“These Centres shall be equipped with necessary medical kit and linked to nearest health centres. This will strengthen health infrastructure in Rural Areas,” J&K Office further tweeted.

“The persons needing isolation shall be identified by the Panchayats/ concerned Medical Staff / ASHA Workers. Mobile testing vans to be utilized to cover villages for testing with the help of PRIs and volunteers,” it tweeted.

“Medical officers to establish referral linkage with dedicated Covid Health Centres and dedicated Covid Hospitals. Ambulance services in rural areas to have oxygen support for safely transporting the patients to Covid dedicated Hospitals,” Office of J&K LG tweeted—(KNO)


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