Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Aug 13: The SKIMS administration Thursday rejected a news story that was carried by a section of media saying SKIMS is on fore front in the fight against this Covid-19 and is constantly upgrading the required facilities/ infrastructure within available resources.
“The SKIMS created 50 bedded Infectious Disease Block in a shortest span of time having been commissioned by Advisor to Lieutenant Governor. At the outset the bed strength for the management COVID-19 was 10 that has been enhanced to 260 beds at the moment,” a spokesman of SKIMS said in a statement.
It said the SKIMS administration is taking due care of its frontline warriors and providing all possible help and support to them. “Being conscious about the risks, they face in the line of duty, SKIMS dedicated a portion of building for its staff, moderately sick or severely sick staff members were managed in IDB block i.e. First floor of IDB block has been exclusively reserved for SKIMS Staff including Faculty and Administrative Quarantine facilities within or outside SKIMS for Staff Members working in COVID areas of Patient Care.”
The spokesman said SKIMS is the only Institute in North India that dedicated its services with a Plasma Bank for the Plasma Pheresis and Convalescent Plasma therapy for COVID-19 patients and lend its services to all other hospitals around with remarkable success while our dedicated staff members fight the pandemic with the most modern Gadgets and Medicine, the Statistics submitted to the Government on daily basis are the testimony to the excellent care being delivered at SKIMS, besides being the number one Institution in terms of testing capacities having conducted more than two lac tests so for that in itself is a remarkable achievement.
The spokesman said barring a few, most of the staff members tested positive at SKIMS for Covid-19 have contracted the infection from outside the Institute since they did not come in the frontline force managing COVID-19 patients in the designated areas of care for such patients.
“Blaming SKIMS administration can only serve the vested interests of a handful people who are busy as usual in connivance with some pseudo journalists for spoiling the image of this national asset only for their own end even though they got infected from their private clinics or other areas while attending some get together parties outside SKIMS,” the spokesman said.