To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole on Tuesday said that Fever Clinics (Covid-OPD) have started functioning in all COVID-19 hospitals for suitable treatment of the patients. These clinics are functioning in prefab huts, health kiosks and are detached from main hospital buildings.
People having flu like symptoms can visit these clinics for further treatment. People suffering from fever, cold and cough have been advised to consult the doctors at these fever clinics. The doctors will send suspected COVID-19 cases for testing.
The clinics have been set up to help Covid Rapid Response (CRR) teams to track and screen the suspected cases. People with international travel history can also get themselves tested at these clinics. The initiative is helping people who have fear of being infected while reducing the crowd at other hospitals.
The Divisional Commissioner made the statement today while interacting with representatives of various Private Health Associations.
He further said that BMO, Police and Administrative officers have been deployed for contact tracing and after contact tracing, mobile teams with trained staff and requisite equipment, take samples from low risk patients from home.
The GMC Srinagar and SKIMS Soura conducts 600 to 700 tests every day and the SKIMS, Bemina will also start COVID-19 tests soon.
The administration has launched Rapid Testing (Antibody testing) in Red zones and the preference will being given to pregnant ladies, diabetic, cardiac, dialysis and other co-morbid patients.
Pole reiterated that robust mechanism is in place to fight the COVID-19 and administration is fully prepared to meet any exigency, in this regard, across the Valley.