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Omicron Threat: Number of isolation beds increased from 9,000 to around 20,000 in J&K’


SRINAGAR: Amid the Omicron threat, the government in Jammu and Kashmir has increased the number of isolation beds from 9000 to around 20000.

Top health officials of J&K said that unlike the first and second waves of Covid-19, the government is super ready to tackle any situation.

This time we have oxygen supported beds in thousands which earlier were just in a few hundred besides that there is oxygen plants now in every major, district and some sub hospital now, they said.

“Government won’t lower the guard in fight against the Covid-19, however, public cooperation is must and should continue to follow Covid appropriate behaviour,” the official said. A top official of health and medical education told that in the last six months the number of isolation beds in J&K have been increased from 8,000 to 20,000.

He said in May 2021, there were 8820 isolation beds in J&K which have been increased to 19,783 now.  “Number of ICU beds in J&K have been also increased 382 to 717 now and number of ventilators have been also increased from 757 to 1320,” he said.

Moreover, the number of oxygen supported beds in Jammu and Kashmir have increased from 3,987 to 5,468. It is pertinent to mention here that three cases of omicron have been reported in J&K so far who have already recovered besides that there are around 1300 active cases of Covid-19 in J&K—(KNO)


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