With the establishment of Covid Care Centres (CCCs) in far flung areas of Tehsil Gund in district Ganderbal, the people are feeling relaxed as the initiative taken by the Government has provided them added support to access medical facilities with continuous monitoring within the villages and also the help in providing space for isolation to Covid infected patients who do not have enough space in their homes.
Ramwari villagers in Tehsil Gund are extremely happy with the step taken by the Government for establishment of 5-bedded Isolation Facility in the village as the Covid patients in the village had to travel long distances to reach District hospital and it was very difficult for them to find vehicles to reach the hospital due to lockdown, but since Covid care centre (CCC) has been established, they don’t have to go far from the village and are getting all facilities at the centre. Presently two covid infected patients are in isolation at Ramwari panchayat level covid care centre.
To implement the decision taken by the Government for strengthening Community Triaging and referral system in rural areas with establishment of 5 bedded Covid Care Centres in each Panchayat, the District Administration has formulated a comprehensive plan in joint consultation with Panchayat bodies and Health authorities to ensure creation of Isolation Facility in bare minimum time in all the 126 panchayats of the district.All Covid Care Centres are equipped with necessary medical kits, one oxygen supported bed for the patient requiring immediate medical attention besides, deployment of medical and paramedical staff has also been ensured.
Other facilities like sanitation, uninterrupted water and power supply to these Centres have also been provided.These Covid Care Centres are close to the habitations with proper linkage with formal Health Centres which shall help in catering to a large section of the rural population besides reducing burden on District Hospital which is already designated as a Covid hospital.