Srinagar Hospitals To Admit Only Critical Care Patients On Referrals

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday directed the major healthcare institutions in this capital city to admit only patients on proper referrals from the district hospitals.

The patients from districts will be accepted and admitted at Category I Health Care institutions in Srinagar i.e. SKIMS Soura, SMHS Hospital, Chest Diseases Hospital, Srinagar and SKIMS Medical College & Hospital Bemina, only when they are properly referred by the District Health authorities in consultation with the Director Health Kashmir or his authorised representative, an official communiqué said.

This shall be ensured by the Director Health Services, Kashmir, to reduce the case load in the tertiary care institutions, so that only the patients requiring critical care are admitted in the aforesaid Institutions, the communique added.

The communique further asked to adhere to the instructions strictly as the patients from other districts are reporting directly to Category I Tertiary Care institutions in Srinagar.

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