SRINAGAR: The Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Pandurang K. Pole on Saturday convened a meeting here to review the Oxygen capacity of hospitals in Kashmir.
During the meeting, the Div Com reviewed the progress achieved in capacity building of Oxygen plants across Kashmir. The meeting was apprised about the functioning of all the 12 Oxygen generation plants across Kashmir which were received by the divisional administration under P.M Cares Fund (PMCF), (Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation fund).
The Div Com expressed his pleasure over this achievement and described it as an important milestone in the preparation of the 3rd wave in Kashmir.
These plants were installed at JLNM Hospital Srinagar, DH Ganderbal, DH Pulwama, DH Shopian, DH Kulgam, DH Kupwara, DH Bandipora, GMC Anantnag, GMC Baramulla, SDH Magam, CD Hospital and DRDO Khanmoh. With the installation of these 12 oxygen generation plants there has been an increase of 11250 LPM in the Kashmir division.
Before the onset of the Ist wave, the Oxygen capacity of the Kashmir division was just 12466 LPM and it has now reached 60391 LPM. This additional capacity of Oxygen generation plants is an important step in the upliftment of vital capacity in the form of Oxygen which is the most important remedy in treating moderate and severe cases of Covid-19 infection.
The Div Com directed all the district administrators to form CAB monitoring teams in their respective districts so that a strong surveillance mechanism is put in place as the general public is showing complacency vis-à-vis adopting CAB; which can prove disastrous for the division in view of 3rd wave threat.
The Div Com directed the concerned to pace up the vaccination coverage in all districts of Kashmir division at war footing basis.
The meeting was attended by Incharge Divisional Covid-19 Control Room Kashmir (DCCRK), Tahir Ahmad Magray and various senior level Public Health Specialists of DCCRK.