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Every Panchayat in J&K to have 5-bedded Covid care center, LG announces

Last Updated on May 19, 2021 at 6:40 pm

LT Governor of J&K Manoj Sinha on Wednesday announced that he has directed Deputy Commissioners and Health Department to ensure 5-bedded Covid Care Centre in every Panchayat of J&K as many households may not have the option for isolation of Covid positive patients in their own residence. Each Centre will have one oxygen-supported Bed for immediate patient care.

“The persons needing isolation shall be identified by the Panchayats/ concerned Medical Staff / ASHA Workers. Mobile testing vans to be utilized to cover villages for testing with the help of PRIs and volunteers” he said.

He also informed that Medical officers will establish referral linkage with dedicated Covid Health Centres and dedicated Covid Hospitals. Ambulance services in rural areas to have oxygen support for safely transporting the patients to Covid dedicated Hospitals.