Health Dept To Keep Check On Attendants

Srinagar: In a bid to contain the spread of deadly coronavirus infection in the healthcare institutions, the department of health on Thursday directed the Chief Medical Officers (CMO) and Medical Superintendents of all District Hospitals to monitor influx of attendants in dedicated Covid hospitals and health centers.

In an order issued by Director Health Kashmir Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad Rather on Wednesday, reads that “Kindly refer to the subject cited above. In this context, as has been directed by the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir during the course of the meeting held on 17th May 2021, you are directed to monitor the influx of attendants in Dedicated Covid Hospitals (DCHs) and Dedicated Covid Health Centres (DCHCs) under your administrative control by ensuring strict adherence to SOPs / guidelines already circulated in this regard so as to prevent them from getting infected & contain transmission of infection to others.”

“In addition, you are also directed to make sure that the attendants do not manipulate oxygen devices in the health institutions falling under your administrative control and also put in place signages/ posters advocating the hazards of manipulating oxygen devices & increasing flow of oxygen which is deleterious to the health of patients,” The order adds.

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