Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, on Monday inspected and reviewed facilities at the COVID-19 hospitals established by Army and Central Reserve Police Force in Jammu.
Pertinently, Army authorities have developed 100 bedded hospital at the Army Public School Domana with the support of Directorate of Health Services Jammu while the CRPF has developed 100 bedded facility at Bantalab to facilitate the Corona patients.
During his visit to Domana, Atal Dullo directed the concerned authorities to upgrade the facilities in the hospital and bring it to category 2. “We need to upgrade facilities at the designated COVID-19 hospitals so that better treatment is available to the patients for effectively handling of COVID-19 cases,” the FC said.
The FC inspected various facilities at the hospital and directed the concerned to follow the prescribed healthcare guidelines properly while dealing with Corona patients. He said that the government is stepping up its measures to increase Covid care facilities to meet any eventuality.
The facility at the Army Public School has been developed by the army with the infrastructural support provided by the school authorities while the equipment, machinery and other logistics have been provided by the health department.
The FC assured the army officers that the health department will provide every kind of support needed to make the hospital fully functional.
Brigadier Medical, K K Singh; Colonel Reddy; Director Health Services, Jammu, Dr Renu Sharma; Director Coordination, New Medical Colleges, Dr Yashpal Sharma and other officers from army and health department accompanied the FC.
Later, the FC visited the 100 bedded Covid care utility developed by the Central Reserve Police Force at Bantalab which is a category 2 facility.
The FC was informed that adequate arrangements including Intensive Care Units and ventilators have been made to handle the COVID-19 cases in the hospital.
The FC said that government is roping in armed forces and other departments and agencies to increase the isolation wards and related facilities in its battle against the Coronavirus.