Even as the central government has sent ventilators, Jammu’s premier health institute-Government Medical College & Hospital (GMC) is still busy resolving technicalities to install these life saving machines.
Several deaths have been reported from GMC for past one month when Covid started to take heavy toll.
During a recent review meeting, Principal GMC, Dr Shashi Sudhan Sharma said that the ventilators under PM Care have been received and will be used after certain technicalities are resolved in the shortest possible time.
An official statement by Union Government stated, “Dr. Shashi Sudhan Sharma informed that the ventilators under PM Care have been received and will be used after certain technicalities are resolved in the shortest possible time”.
At this crucial time when family members of the patients preferred to stay at home instead of going to GMC for treatment due to non-availability of infrastructure, authorities of GMC have still not resolved to install ventilators.
Meanwhile RTI activist, Balvinder Singh said that it is true that JK UT officials of H&ME instead of installing ventilators received 400 under PM Care fund, send most of them to CHC’s, PHC’s NTPHC’s and Sub District hospitals knowingly that these institutions don’t have the required infrastructure to install these ventilators and make them functional as it is possible only when such institutions should have 24×7 electric Backup, Oxygen generation Plant or Manifold oxygen, trained technicians, and at least two Anesthetic Doctors to perform their duties round the clock.