In view of COVID-19 pandemic, the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Padurang K Pole, today chaired a meeting to review health management of pregnant women, students arriving from outside, migrant laborers and other non-Covid cases in different Health Institutions of the valley.
The meeting was attended by OSD NHM Owais Ahmad, VC SDA & OSD Vikas Kundal, Director SKIMS Dr A G Ahanger, Principal GMC Prof Samia Rashid, Principal SKIMS Medical College Bemina Dr Reyaz Untoo, Nodal Officer Dr Waseem Qureshi, HOD OBS & Gynae GMC, Prof Farhat Jabeen, HOD OBS SKIMS Bemina Dr Rifat Ara, HOD SPM GMC & Nodal Officer Dr S M Salim Khan, Med Suprt SKIMS Bemina Dr Shifa Deva, HOD & Nodal Officer SKIMS Dr Ghulam Hassan Yatoo, Nodal Officer NHM & Lab Coordinator Dr Jitender Mehta and other concerned officers were present in the meeting.
The Divisional Commissioner said that in Srinagar district pregnant woman have to reach JLNM Rainawari for COVID-19 sampling. If results came negative, then she will be admitted at LD hospital and if the tests comes out positive then such cases will stay at JLNM hospital for treatment and doctors will take all precautionary measures on case to case basis. In other districts, same procedure will be followed for positive cases admit in COVID-19 hospitals and negative cases at non-Covid health institutions. For Red Zones, birth plan of all pregnant women has already been made by concerned ASHA workers in the valley. Samples will be taken from pregnant women for COVID-19 testing on priority and on case to case basis besides concerned ASHA workers will watch the ladies closely.
For valley students & laborers which are arriving daily from outside, Block Teams have to be activated in each district for COVID-19 screening. These teams will receive list of students before 10 hours and the teams will stick the notice at their homes before their arrival. The students will be put in Home Quarantine and each person has to download Corona Surveillance app for better monitoring by ground teams.
Director Health Services will inform the people regarding non-Covid health institutions functioning in all districts so that non- Covid patients receive treatment of their disease at an earliest.