Hospitals Occupancy A Worry As Covid-19 Cases Surge,Steep rise in COVID-19 cases impacts availability of beds: Dr Naveed

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Hospitals Occupancy A Worry As Covid-19 Cases Surge,Steep rise in COVID-19 cases impacts availability of beds: Dr Naveed

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Nadeem Nadu

Srinagar, April 09: (GNS)In a worrying improvement amid resurge in coronavirus cases, the mattress occupancy of all devoted hospitals has elevated many folds.

Official sources advised GNS that there are greater than 90 sufferers admitted in the CD hospital together with 14 vacationers and 9 vacationers. All the 17 ICU beds in the hospital, one among the many unique amenities for the administration of the covid-19 sufferers, are already occupied, they mentioned.

Chest Diseases Hospital Srinagar, as per officers has 104 covid-19 devoted beds whereas among the many 87 complete isolation beds, 54 are occupied by the sufferers, 48 of whom are on oxygen help.

When contacted HOD CD Hospital Dr Naveed Nazir Shah, he advised GNS that there was in previous couple of weeks a surge in the quantity of cases and admissions.

Our admissions have elevated greater than 4 to 5 occasions and our hospital is nearly working full to capability. Even in the ICU all of the beds are occupied, Dr Naveed added.

In JLNM Hospital Srinagar, additionally among the many unique amenities for covid-19 administration, 24 beds are occupied whereas at SKIMS Soura, the tertiary care hospital, 83 out of 253 covid-19 devoted beds are occupied whereas amongst 252 isolation beds, 81 are occupied with 70 sufferers on oxygen help.

Two days again DAK president Dr Nisar ul Hassan in an announcement mentioned that “Kashmir is currently under the grip of a second wave and the cases are rising and hospitalizations too,” he mentioned.

“And if countermeasures are not put in place, we could end up having a situation which could be worse than what we saw last year.”

“This is because vast majority of people in the valley are still susceptible to the virus and the virus will go where it is given room to run, and will find people who are vulnerable to infection,” Dr Nisar mentioned.

Across Jammu and Kashmir, the officers mentioned there are 2739 “dedicated beds” accessible and 387 are occupied hitherto.
Officials mentioned that although over 80 per cent of the overall beds accessible are vacant throughout J&Okay, the cases are capturing up at a quick tempo with 1647 cases registered in the 2 days alone with seven fatalities. The quantity of energetic cases stands at 5623—1688 in Jammu and 3935 in Kashmir.(GNS)

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