Deputy Commissioner Leh, Shrikant Suse and chairman LAHDC Leh Tashi Gyalson visited SNM Hospital to review Covid related infrastructure and necessary arrangements at the district hospital today.
Both of them inspected a few sites at the SNM Hospital, including Covid-testing sheds, the old building of SNM Hospital to be converted into FLU OPD, Non-Covid patient wards and the MRI Scanning Centre currently under construction.
Keeping in view the current Covid scenario in the district, they directed concerned medical officers and executive engineers of the Construction and Mechanical Division to upgrade Covid-testing sheds and expedite the pending works at the hospital.
Gyalson and Shrikant also took stock of the strength of ICU beds for Covid patients with necessary facilities for both general and pediatric Covid-19 patients. They instructed the concerned officials to increase the ICU bedding capacity and required facilities at the hospital.
Medical Superintendent, SNM Hospital, Dr Nurzin Angmo, apprised CEC Gyalson and DC Shrikant of the requirement for a General Casualty ward at the SNM Hospital as the existing ward was converted into a Covid-dedicated ward. She stated that it is causing an impact on the general emergency cases these days.
Later both of them officials visited Saboo village and took stock of the ongoing free ration distribution drive for migrant/local labours by the District Administration, Leh.
They also reviewed the distribution of vegetable supplies to the villagers of Saboo village. CEC Gyalson and DC Shrikant appreciated the Sarpanch of Saboo village for controlling the spread of Covid-19 in Saboo village with the support of the villagers.