Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Mushtaq Ahmed Rather on Wednesday visited district hospital Ganderbal and instructed the officials to start RTPCR lab at the earliest.
A spokesperson of Directorate of Health Services Kashmir said the visit was aimed to review the status of the RTPCR lab which would be commissioned soon in the hospital.
During the visit, In-charge Medical Superintendent DH Ganderbal informed the director that the machine for the RTPCR is in the hospital and site for the same needs to be earmarked.
The director instructed health authorities to take up the matter with the executive agencies to expedite the work on the existing lab so that it is made functional at the earliest.
“The RTPCR lab will go a long way to ease the diagnosis of Covid-19 and will help in mitigation of the pandemic in a better way,” Dr Mushtaq said.
DHKS was also apprised that the hospital currently has 8 bedded ICU, six ventilators besides this it has a 6 bedded dialysis unit. On the directions of DHSK, SNCU has been made functional 24/7.
Further the PICU of the hospital is near completion and would be made functional soon.
The director inspected various sections of the hospital which includes ICU, SNCU, dialysis centre, blood bank and PICU.
He appreciated the role of hospitalsMedical Superintendent, hospital staff for the functioning of the hospital and urged them to continue their work with zeal and zest.
DHSK said the hospital ICU would be soon connected with the ICU of JLNM hospital Srinagar so that it is made functional 24/7 for better patient care.