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DRDO hospital: DC Srinagar holds meet, reviews follow up on Lt Guv’s directions

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SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad Tuesday chaired a meeting of concerned officers to sort out all the issues to ensure completion of 500-bedded COVID CARE Hospital at Khonmoh within the deadline set by the Lieutenant Governor during his recent visit at the work site in Khonmoh.
Chief Engineer, KPDCL, Ajaz Ahmad Dar, Medical Superintendent of the Hospital, Chief Planning Officer, Srinagar, besides concerned Officers from DRDO, PHE, PDD, FCS&CA, Revenue were present in the meeting
During the review the project Incharge from DRDO apprised the meeting that work is in full swing and expected to be completed shortly.
The DC asked the officers to take comprehensive measures to ensure that all requisite staff, medical supplies, equipment, diagnostic tools, and other logistics are ready within the timeline.
The DC directed for taking all necessary measures with regard to Housekeeping, Laundry, disposal of Bio-medical and other wastes. He also directed the installation of a fire fighting system at the hospital.
To ensure adequate water supply to the hospital, the DC asked the Ground Water Division to dig up a dedicated Bore Well in the hospital premises within two days.
The Deputy Commissioner also passed the directions that SMC would ensure Sanitation and Sanitization in and around the hospital.
The DC Srinagar reiterated that the operationalization of DRDO’s Hospital at Khonmoh would further strengthen efforts against Covid pandemic,
On the occasion, the Chief Engineer KPDCL assured that all possible measures have been taken to ensure reliable and uninterrupted supply of power in the hospital round the clock.
The Medical Superintendent of the hospital also put forth some suggestions for better functioning of the hospital.
Pertinently, the Covid Hospital, Khonmoh has capacity for 125 ICU beds and 375 beds with oxygen and substantially will increase the Covid dedicated bed capacity to ramp up the healthcare infrastructure to effectively deal with the Corona virus pandemic.
In the end DC enjoined upon all the Departments to work in double shifts to meet the deadline fixed by the Lieutenant Governor. He assured DRDO of all support to achieve the intended target.


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