Heating systems in function already: Dir Health

Srinagar: Directorate of Health Services Kashmir on Friday while reacting to the reports about non-functioning of heating systems in Kashmir hospitals, Friday said that heating systems in all critical areas like labour rooms, theatres, new born beds and others are in function.

Director Health Services Kashmir Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather in a statement said that all heating systems like ACs, heaters, gas heaters and other gadgets are in function in all critical areas.

He said that reports being circulated on social media are baseless and there is no need pay heed towards these reports.

Spokesperson DHSK Dr Mir Mushtaq said that DHSK had already issued circular in this regard and heating arrangements have been made where ever required.

He said that a circular vide order no PS/DHSK/2023/6952-7033 dated 07-11-2023 has been issued wherein concerned authorities were directed to make heating arrangements and accordingly they were made.

He said that usually central heating systems are being made functional on 15 November however officials have disbursing powers have been given authority to use the system where ever they feel necessary.

Director Health Services said “in view of unpredictable nature of our weather we have kept many alternative arrangements in places to face any kind of exigency.”

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