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Kashmir to get ten 12-bedded hybrid, 13 maternal ICUs

Last Updated on November 22, 2021 at 10:35 am

In a significant move, government has decided to provide ten 12-bedded hybrid Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and 13 maternal ICUs under Emergency Covid-19 Response Package-II (ECRP) which have been already approved. The move has been taken in order to improve the critical care as well as maternal care across Kashmir hospitals.

The procedure for procurement of staff has been initiated by the Health & Medical Education (H&ME) Department.

As per reports, 12 bedded hybrid ICUs will be established at District Hospitals of Bandipora, Budgam, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Handwara, Pulwama and Shopian. In Srinagar, one 12-bedded hybrid ICU will be set up at JLNM Hospital Rainawari while in Anantnag as well as in Baramulla, the same will be set up at Anantnag and Baramulla GMCs.

Government is also planning to establish one such ICU at the newly established 500-bedded Paediatric Hospital at Bemina in Srinagar.  

Officials informed that with regard to maternal ICUs that the department is planning to set up, two such ICUs are going to come up in Srinagar district, one at GMC Srinagar with a capacity of 25 beds and the second one at JLNM Hospital Rainawari with a capacity of 10 beds.

In Anantnag, the proposed maternal ICUs are going to come up at GMC, Anantnag and CHC Bijbehara with a capacity of 10 maternal ICU beds each. In Baramulla, the ICUs are going to come up at GMC, Baramulla, as well as SDH Sopore and, are going to have the capacity of 10, 20 ICU beds respectively.

In Budgam, the ICU beds have been proposed to come up at District Hospital Budgam with a capacity of 10 beds while District Hospitals of Ganderbal, Kulgam, Kupwara, Pulwama and Shopian are set to get the maternal ICUs with a capacity of 10 beds each.

The officials said that this the big move and will help in improving critical patient care, particularly maternal care.