‘500 bedded hospital fully equipped to handle any situation’
JAMMU: In view of the recent surge in covid -19 cases and to review the preparedness of dedicated covid hospitals, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer today visited DRDO hospital Bhagwati Nagar and reviewed its functioning at a meeting with the concerned officers.
The Divisional Commissioner held a detailed review of the facilities, issues pertaining to medical oxygen, status of water, power supply, status of roads, staff strength etc.
The Medical Superintendent DRDO Hospital apprised the Divisional Commissioner that the hospital has all requisite staff, laboratories, wards and is fully prepared to fight any fresh covid wave.
Pertinently, the Government has dedicated DRDO Hospital as a facility for Covid patients and foreigner travellers tested positive are being admitted here. It was informed that at present there are 54 patients under treatment in the Hospital.
The Hospital also has a triage facility and patients from Chest Diseases Hospital Triage point are also being admitted in DRDO for further treatment.
The Div Com directed the District administration Jammu to establish isolation facilities for travellers. He directed ADC Jammu to visit Yatri Niwas and ensure that all requisite facilities are available for the attendants.
While reviewing water power supply to the hospital, it was informed that dedicated lines have been provided to the hospital for uninterrupted water and power supply.
Regarding the medical oxygen related issues, it was informed that the 500-bedded hospital has oxygen supported beds in both ICU and other wards. The Div Com directed for recheck of the oxygen flow of all the beds.
The chief Engineer MED informed that LMOs are fully functional and the work for suction line & AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulator) has been allotted. The Div Com directed the Mechanical Engineering Department and hospital administration to ensure that both works get completed before January 31, 2022.
The hospital is fully equipped with ventilators, monitors, in-house pharmacy, diagnostic facility, X-Ray and a CT Scan machine has recently been commissioned.
It was further informed that the hospital has sufficient staff strength and 47 doctors have been deployed in the DRDO after a spike in cases.
The Div Com instructed the hospital authorities to project requisitions, if anything is required and be fully prepared to deal with the emerging situation.
Officials of DRDO, Medical Superintendent and Executive Engineer MED were also directed to do a test run with full load ie all 125 ventilators functioning simultaneously to check for any pressure drop.
The meeting was attended by Director Health, Administrative officer GMC, Commandant SDRF, ADC Jammu, Chief Engineer, MED; SP North, Medical Superintendent DRDO, technical staff of DRDO besides senior officers of Jal Shakti, JPDCL, PWD and other concerned officers.