SRINAGAR: As Covid-19 cases continue to be on the rise and making inroads in the rural belts, the Army has intervened to assist civilians in locations particularly close to the Line of Control. The Army established a 20-bed Covid-19 hospital in the Uri sector of North Kashmir on Tuesday.
The increase in Covid-19 cases has overburdened civilian infrastructure, perhaps causing problems for those living in these forward locations. The Army hospital in Uri is intended to assist civilian health officials.
In a news item published by the India Today, Captain Sachu Jacob of the Indian Army serving in Uri Sector has said “It’s a 20-bedded hospital with all beds having an oxygen facility. The facility has two ventilators and 5 ICU beds. We are in continuous touch with BMO at Uri. We will be getting patients that will be referred by the civil hospitals,”
The item further stated that, “As per Army officials, if the SDH Uri hospital gets excess patients, they will be referred to this Army hospital. Doctors and paramedics from the Army will be monitoring all the patients admitted in this hospital. All beds at the hospital have oxygen facilities.”