Jammu and Kashmir: DRDO’s 500-bed Kovid Hospital started in Srinagar too


Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday inaugurated a 500-bed COVID hospital of Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) in Khonmuh area of ​​Srinagar. After setting up of 500 bedded COVID hospital in Jammu, DRDO has completed one more hospital in Srinagar in just 17 days.

This hospital has a capacity of 125 ICU beds with all modern facilities, out of which 25 are for children. 375 beds are reserved with 24 hours oxygen connectivity. Apart from this, a 10-bed triage area has also been created in 100 square meters. The COVID care facility will fully start its operations after the trial run of all the medical facilities is completed. Please tell that this hospital is fully centrally air conditioned (air conditioned).

Medical infrastructure capacity increased: LG

LG Manoj Sinha said that it is only due to the personal intervention of the Prime Minister that J&K has witnessed such massive capacity addition of medical infrastructure. Recently the Union Territory has received 16 Medical Oxygen Generation Plants from Europe in a short span of three weeks, which has significantly increased the availability of Medical Oxygen in the region.

The Lt Governor also appreciated DRDO for playing a vital role in the fight against COVID-19. He said, DRDO has completed both the hospitals in less time and has added 1000 additional beds to serve the people in J&K.

He said that the initiatives of the Union Territory Government aimed at transforming the health system in the COVID pandemic include continuous augmentation of ICU and oxygen supported beds, deployment of ex-medical staff and fast track deployment of newly qualified staff, through Panchayat COVID Care Centres. Decentralization of the health system and launching of rapid vaccination campaigns. The Lt Governor visited the hospital and inquired about the medical equipment, oxygen supply, COVID care facilities provided to doctors, paramedics and other patients.

intensive care for infants

A 25-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit has been set up to develop specialized critical care for infants and toddlers. Let us inform that on 30th May, the Lieutenant Governor had visited the site of this DRDO’s Kovid Hospital and instructed to complete it soon.

On this occasion MP Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor RR Bhatnagar, Principal Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta, Financial Commissioner of Health and Medical Education Department Atal Dulloo, Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor Nitish Kumar, Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir Pandurang K Pol, Principal GMC Dr. Samia Rashid, DC Srinagar Mohd. Ejaz, Director of Health Department Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed Rather, Chief Engineer (R&D North) Dr. Anil Khurana, Scientist and Project Manager Amit Kumar Rai, Scientist and Project Incharge Ravindra Kumar, Scientist & Liaison Officer Zubair Ali and other DRDO officials were present.

Will help a lot if third wave comes: Farooq

Speaking to reporters, MP Dr. Farooq Abdullah said, it is very good that a new hospital has been built. If the third wave comes, this hospital will be of great help. DRDO has done a great job and I congratulate them for this. Meanwhile, in response to a question asked about the heating up of rumors in Kashmir, Dr. Farooq said, he does not know anything about it.



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