In the recent past there has been lot of rise in the covid-19 positive cases and the government is trying to keep the hospitals ready with medicines and other equipment so that the patients get timely relieved.
In this direction recently Divisional Commissioner Kashmir asked the health department to make Optimal use of ventilators for Covid and Non Covid sick patients at District level Health Care delivery System.
He recently chaired a meeting regarding status and functioning of ICUs and referral of sick patients in all health institutions of Kashmir Division.
He reviewed the status of invasive and non invasive ventilators in every district besides allocation of ventilators for covid and non covid patients.
He directed all officers present to put all the ventilators in use and stop undue referral to tertiary hospitals which will ease not only the load on these hospitals but simultaneously will not let the patients become more critical during golden hours in transit.
He directed them that referral should be the last option and patients should be referred only when it is beyond the capacity of available resources.
He took serious note of non utilization of ventilators in districts since 1st November 2021. He warned District Health Authorities for stern administrative action will follow against those officers who shall be found under utilizing these life saving ventilators for daily use for patients. He cautioned them that new covid variant will not give time for preparation, so all the district hospitals, covid dedicated hospitals and tertiary hospitals need to be ready for any eventuality that can take place if we will not keep our last resort functional viz Ventilators in these testing times of pandemic.