LG Sinha inaugurates COVID hospital; lauds DRDO, thanks PM, HM, DM

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday inaugurated the Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO’s) 500-bedded COVID Hospital in Srinagar, saying that Jammu and Kashmir now has greater capacity of treating Coronavirus infected patients.
‘My deepest gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for providing the necessary assistance and interventions in augmenting healthcare & medical facilities across J&K,’ the Lt Governor said.
Mr Sinha also lauded DRDO for setting up the 500 bedded COVID hospital in just 17 days. Adhering to the directions of the Lt Governor for developing specialized critical care for infants and children, a 25-bedded Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) has been established in the facility.
He said the hospital has all the requisite modern facilities, having capacity for 125 ICU beds, with 25 beds reserved for children, 375 beds with 24-hour oxygen connectivity. Similar 500 bedded hospital was setup by DRDO in Jammu.
The hospital also has 10 bedded Triage area that has been built in 100 sqm. However, the COVID will fully start its operations once the trial run of all the medicare facilities is completed.
Meanwhile, the Lt Governor took a round of the various sections of the facility and enquired about the Covid care facilities to be extended to the patients including diagnostic facilities, medical equipment, oxygen supply, doctors, paramedics and other healthcare facilities.