Coronavirus: SKIMS treats 238 patients so far, 24 undergoing treatment, says Director

Jammu

Director, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, Dr A G Ahanger, on Tuesday said that there are 24 Covid positive cases undergoing treatment at the hospital while 238 such patients have been discharged, so far.

“SKIMS has an efficient and dedicated team of medicos, para medicos and other staff for effective handling of COVID-19 cases besides it has dedicated four levels of isolation facility for treatment of Corona patients,”  he informed while elaborating on measures being taken up by the Institute to deal with patients of this dreaded virus.

“Since the outbreak of pandemic, we have dedicated 6 ventilators for such patients besides keeping ready around 30 bedded facilities for various levels of isolation 1, 2, 3, and 4 depending upon the severity of the disease’, Director informed. He said that the Institute has 36 ventilators apart from the ventilators exclusively dedicated for covid cases.

Dr A G Ahanger further apprised that all efforts are being made to provide last end treatment for such severely affected patients.  He said that they have purchased around 20 more transport ventilators and are getting three more from a voluntary organisation who are donating as a matter of charity to do their bit of contribution at the society level.

He further said that there are many other NGOs who are willing to help with various types of equipments, consumables and other disposable items for effective handling of corona cases.

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