Fever Clinics To Come Up In Kashmir Valley

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday announced establishment of fever clinics in several parts of the Valley for treatment and on-spot sampling of the patients.

This was stated by officials during the visit of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole to the round the clock Control Rooms at NHM, Old Secretariat here, an official spokesperson said.

He was informed that the Control Rooms have all the requisite facilities, including contact tracing, dedicated four land lines for 24×7 helpline, patients counseling and setting up institutional quarantine facilities at various locations. He was also informed that an effective mechanism was in place, for regular monitoring and proper surveillance of home quarantine at all wards and mohallas, the official spokesperson said. For extensive testing the Control Rooms have mobile sampling facilities at district headquarters.

“Besides, in view of OPD closure in health institutions fever clinics are being set up at different locations in Pre-Fab structures. These fever clinics will be manned by four doctors and other staff, who are being deputed at each clinic with proper protection gear for treatment and on-spot sampling,” the official spokesperson said.

The Divisional Commissioner stressed upon the concerned officials to play a proactive role and work in mission mode to ward off the threat posed by coronavirus.

“Later, he visited 24×7 control room at KPDCL office, Jehangir Chowk and took stock of arrangements made by the authorities, there. He asked officials to maintain high level of vigil and alertness and to work as a military-unit to combat the COVID-19 infection across the valley,” the official spokesperson added

 

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