By: Ishtiyaq Ahmad
Srinagar: Amid surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir have 2661 COVID dedicated beds.
Official sources said there are 2661 COVID dedicated beds, 2446 isolation beds with 2319 beds vacant and 215 ICU beds with 174 vacant beds in hospitals of Jammu and Kashmir.
In Jammu region, there are 1091 COVID dedicated beds, 962 Isolation beds with 989 vacant beds and 129 ICU beds where 101 beds are vacant. While there are 1570 COVID dedicated beds, 1484 isolation beds where 1330 beds are vacant and 86 ICU beds where 73 are vacant beds in Kashmir division.
A government spokesperson said the Central Government is continuously monitoring the evolving situation of Covid-19 in the Union Territory and is providing all necessary support towards effective containment of the spread of Covid-19 and better clinical management of positive cases.
“The government has also started free tele-consultation general OPD services by Specialists/MBBS Doctors for the residents of J&K under National Tele-consultation Service. People can avail these services from Home by registering online on web portal https://esanjeevaniopd.in/. The services are available on Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. People can also download and install esanjeevani OPD app from google play store,” the spokesperson said.
Besides, 24×7 Rapid Antigen Testing facility for COVID-19 has been started outside the emergency of GMC Hospital Jammu. The facility will be very useful for segregation of patients in emergency wing of GMC Jammu. (KINS)