Steep rise in cases impacts availability of beds: Dr Naveed

By: Nadeem Nadu

Srinagar: In a worrying development amid resurge in coronavirus cases, the bed occupancy of all dedicated hospitals has increased many folds.

Official sources told GNS that there are more than 90 patients admitted in the CD hospital including 14 travelers and nine tourists. All the 17 ICU beds in the hospital, one among the exclusive facilities for the management of the COVID-19 patients, are already occupied, they said.

Chest Diseases Hospital Srinagar, as per officials has 104 covid-19 dedicated beds while among the 87 total isolation beds, 54 are occupied by the patients, 48 of whom are on oxygen support.

When contacted HOD CD Hospital Dr Naveed Nazir Shah said that there has been in last few weeks a surge in the number of cases and admissions.


Our admissions have increased more than four to five times and our hospital is almost running full to capacity. Even in the ICU all the beds are occupied, Dr Naveed added.

In JLNM Hospital Srinagar, also among the exclusive facilities for COVID-19 management, 24 beds are occupied while at SKIMS Soura, the tertiary care hospital, 83 out of 253 covid-19 dedicated beds are occupied while among 252 isolation beds, 81 are occupied with 70 patients on oxygen support.

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