DRDO’s 500-bed Covid hospital inaugurated in Jammu


DRDO’s 500-bed Covid hospital inaugurated in Jammu.


Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday inaugurated the Defence Analysis and Growth Organisation’s (DRDO) 500-bed Covid hospital in Jammu to ramp up the healthcare infrastructure to successfully cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

Of the entire 500 beds right here at Bhagwati Nagar Centre, 125 could be Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds, whereas others could be a set of Covid beds with 24 hours oxygen facility.

The hospital could be outfitted with ventilators, displays, in-house pharmacy, diagnostic facility, X-Ray and CT Scan machines.

“I’m grateful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Residence Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for extending all doable help to Jammu and Kashmir,” the Lt governor mentioned after inaugurating the hospital.

Talking on the administration of ongoing pandemic and future challenges, Sinha noticed that the DRDO hospital, with environment friendly mechanisms, would play an essential function in including to the federal government’s efforts within the battle towards the pandemic.

“I need to congratulate and admire Chairman, DRDO, G Satheesh Reddy and his total group working round the clock to construct this well-equipped medical facility in file time,” Sinha mentioned.

He mentioned the well being infrastructure in Jammu and different areas of the division continues to be the spine of healthcare providers.

“This hospital too is anticipated to turn out to be absolutely operational in Three-Four days, after trial run of all of the services,” he mentioned.

Underlining the significance of offering finest healthcare providers to the individuals, particularly these residing in distant areas, the Lt governor remarked that the sturdy well being infrastructure in Jammu division with decentralised neighborhood well being system within the type of panchayat covid care centres has an in depth outreach even in a number of far-flung locales.

“We’ve got additionally devised an efficient and speedy response system to rapidly mobilise the bodily and human assets throughout the healthcare supply equipment,” he mentioned.

Searching for assist of the individuals within the battle towards the pandemic, he mentioned, “All of us as a society should battle the pandemic collectively and recalibrate our priorities, giving utmost significance to Covid protocol and vaccination.”

“So, I urge each citizen of Jammu and Kashmir to comply with Covid-appropriate behaviour for weeks and months to successfully sort out this well being disaster,” he mentioned.

In the meantime, Sinha went across the numerous sections of the newly established hospital, together with affected person’s block, ICU ward, normal wards, pharmacy, whereby, he inspected and enquired concerning the services obtainable for the sufferers.

He directed the well being functionaries to make sure strict compliance of the hospital referral coverage for efficient affected person care administration.

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