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Many ventilators procured by J&K still to be installed in hospitals

Last Updated on December 21, 2021 at 2:04 pm

In an attempt to strengthen the health care system of Jammu and Kashmir, 2095 ventilators were procured during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. As per government officials out of 2095 ventilators, 1747 have been installed and are functional at different hospitals.

For keeping a check on the status of ventilators online system has been initiated in which status of ventilators procured through various funds allocated to J&K can be accessed. Additional Chief Secretary J&K Government (Health and Medical Education) Vivek Bhardwaj said that GoI has a portal where compliant regarding the faulty ventilators can be done.

In an audit of ventilators which were procured last year was carried out by government shows that 1747 ventilators are functional.

Bhardwaj further informed that in total they have received 2095 ventilators and most of them are operational which helped during the times of peak pandemic and strengthened the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) of several hospitals. He further added that ventilators have been sent to DRDO hospitals as well as many other hospitals have received the ventilators for smooth functioning of hospitals.

He informed that SMHS hospital, Srinagar has been provided with 100 ventilators, 14 has been provided to Super Specialty Hospital Srinagar and around 80 has been given to Chest Diseases Hospital and added that similarly to Jammu division.

Bhardwaj also cleared about the availability of staff and said that they are having enough staff and manpower for critical care units.

The health ministry has directed that UTs have to properly maintain the ventilators, regular check of oxygen pressure in the medical pipelines have to maintained and staff should be trained enough to operate the health care machinery and ventilators.