KUPWARA: The Sub District Hospital, Kupwara started with 100 beds and 30 more beds were added subsequently. The border district has lost 127 people as 1764 are actively fighting Covid19, right now.
“We have almost 93 Covid19 patients admitted in the hospital and on a routine we receive 15 patients on daily basis and an equal number of patients are discharged after recovery”, the Nodal Officer, Covid Hospital Kupwara, Dr Abdul Gani Dar. “The Oxygen plant recently installed in the Hospital provides 1000 litres of oxygen per minute and we further augment the continuous flow of oxygen to the Covid19 patients through bulk oxygen cylinders and oxygen concentrators.”
Presently the hospital has 140 bulk cylinders and 150 medium size cylinders available.
The health department, Dar said, is starting another facility of 50 beds for Covid19 patients will start within two days at SDH Langate which will be backed by High flow Oxygen Concentrators of 10 litres per minute. 25 such concentrators have been received yesterday and the rest are arriving shortly from the Directorate of Health Services (DHS), Kashmir, he said. This facility is for mild to moderately sick patients only.