Srinagar: Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather on Sunday visited JLNM Hospital Srinagar and inaugurated a dengue testing facility for dengue patients.
During the visit, the Director was accompanied by epidemiologist Kashmir Dr Talat Jabeen and RMO JLNM Hospital Dr Bilqis Shah.
The director also visited various sections of the hospital and interacted with patients in the causality, ER room and wards.
A spokesperson of the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir said now dengue test can be done at JLNM Hospital and it can ease patients to a large extent.
He said DHSK has formulated special teams in other hospitals of the Directorate across all the hospitals in the valley for the detection and treatment of such patients.
Dr Mushtaq said the Health Department is ready to face any eventuality in case of dengue however precautions have been communicated to people and health care workers from different mediums.
“There are some 26 cases of dengue. All of them are travellers. There is no indigenous case from the valley. But we have started treatment facilities in all the hospitals. We have also created special teams in all districts for treatment, monitoring and surveillance of dengue cases,” he said.
He said the Directorate has asked people not to panic as the Health Department is fully prepared to deal with any kind of eventuality.