SRINAGAR: General Manager (GM), Jammu and Kashmir Medical Supplies Corporation (JKMSC), Dr Abdul Majid Mirab today informed that there is no dearth of any Covid-19 related drug in Kashmir and the same is distributed among the Covid care hospitals as per the demand and requirement, according to a statement issued by the DIPR Jammu and Kashmir.

“Since we are dealing with the Covid supplies and its distribution, so it becomes imperative for us to make it clear to the general public that the situation of medicines is perfectly alright, as the medicines that we require for the treatment of Covid-19 are available with us in adequate quantity,” General Manager said.

Mirab said that their mandate is that from diagnosis to the treatment they are providing every required medicine to the patient. “In terms of diagnostics, we provide Rapid Antigen, RTPCR logistics to the end users like the Directorate of Health Services, Government Medical College and SKIMS-JVC Medical College to conduct investigations,” Dr Mirab added.

If we talk of stock position in terms of Oxygen cylinders and Concentrators we have been getting the same from the Government of India continuously, he said. “Yesterday we also received 200 Oxygen Cylinders and we also got 100 certified Oxygen concentrators and the same are also being distributed among the concerned quarters,” he said.

General Manager said that on the directions of Lt. Governor of UT of Jammu and Kashmir, the JKMSC has been providing Covid Management Kit for home treatment to the patients who are detected Covid-19 positive.

“This kit is given to such patients on the spot after he is reported Covid-19 positive through Rapid Antigen Test or the same is handed over to him at his home if he has been confirmed positive through RTPCR test and the Covid Management Kit contains pulse oximeter and other mandatory medicines required for the treatment of the virus,” Mirab added.

Dr Mirab said that there is a monitoring system that keeps track of the health of the patients under home isolation and keeps guiding them till they turn negative. “With the existing monitoring system in place, the person is called twice by the concerned officials to check his health status including pulse and saturation level and on that basis, patients are being managed at home,” he added.


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