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Non Covid-19 patient care top priority: Director Health

Amid coronavirus pandemic, routine non- Covid-19 patients were continuously examined across all the hospitals of Kashmir, said director health services Kashmir Dr. Samir Matoo in Statement of Saturday.

Matoo said that non-Covid-19 patient care is the top priority.

All the specialist doctors he said has been working day and night in all the hospitals to ease out hundreds of patients attending routine OPDs every day.


“In our designated non-Covid Hospitals all the specialties are working as per routine. We have set protocols so that routine patients don’t suffer.”


Under DHSK there are 8 District Hospitals, 47 Community Health Centres/ Sub district Hospitals , 235 Public Health Centre’s , 284 New Type PHC s, 1124 Sub Centre’s along the length and breadth of Kashmir division.


The director claimed that the medical staff has catered to majority of patients in the far flung and difficult terrains of Kashmir division.


As per the DHSK figures, the specialist doctors have examined around 6 lakh patients in last month only despite lockdown and restrictions. Last month around 2559 LSCS surgeries have been performed, 995 normal deliveries were also conducted in different hospitals of Kashmir division.


“Around 2770 minor & major surgeries have been performed by our doctors last month. All the CMO s have been directed to take special care of ILI clinics and everyone with Influenza like illness needs to be evaluated and sampled,” said director.


He also stressed that only one attendant should be allowed in the hospital with a patient so as to minimize the contact.


“Around 10518 PPE Kits, 20162 N 95 Masks,, 2 lakh triple layer masks, 32000 hand sanitizers , 5000 gloves and other logistics were provided to districts. We are everyday asking for requirements from all CMO s so that all hospitals and staff are well equipped and better protected,” he added.

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