By: Owais Gul
Srinagar: Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) is all set to start the COVID wellness centres in collaboration with two Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)—Ehsaas Trust International and Voluntary Medicare Society (VMS).
Sources privy to the development told KNO three COVID wellness centres are coming up in Baba Demb, Bemina and at one more place in Srinagar.
The wellness centre at Baba Demb will be started till Monday, they said, adding that the centre will have 50 oxygen beds where only referrals from JLNM will be accepted. The wellness centre will function as an adjacent facility for JLNM hospital in Rainawari, they said.
Lateef Gabroo, member of the VMS, who also helps people at individual level, said that three such centres will come up in Srinagar while one among them will be started from Monday at Baba Demb.
He said that Ehsaas Trust International has volunteered and agreed to provide assistance in terms of oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders along with paramedic professionals and doctors who will be available round-the-clock in service of Covid patients.
Gabroo added that the Voluntary Medicare Society (VMS), although working in the disability sector, has committed itself to provide relief in terms of ambulatory services including wheelchairs, stretchers and others besides volunteers including paramedics.
He informed that only moderate cases from JLNM will be accommodated at Baba Demb wellness centre.