Covid-19 Infects 250 J&K Doctors, Paramedics In 2 Weeks

Srinagar- At least 250 doctors and paramedics of various hospitals across Kashmir have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last fortnight, an official said on Saturday.

He said with such a large number of members from the medical fraternity getting infected with the virus, the valley was finding the situation challenging.

“Over 250 doctors and paramedics of Government Medical College Srinagar and its associated hospitals tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 15 days,” professor and head of department, community medicine, GMC Srinagar, Dr Salim Khan said.

Giving out details, Khan said these doctors and paramedics work at the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) Hospital, Bone and Joint Hospital, Chest Disease Hospital and Super-Speciality Hospital, Shireen Bagh, here.

Several hospitals in the valley, including the SMHS and Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences SKIMS, have either shut down services at the outpatient department or put on hold non-essential elective surgeries in view of the surge in coronavirus cases in the union territory, he said.

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