Srinagar: Director Health Services Kashmir on Friday directed all Chief Medical Officers, Medical Superintendents and Block Medical Officers to mobilize and gear up all the resources in view of the prediction of snow, so that the patients are managed properly and referrals are avoided.
“In view of prediction of snow in valley notified by the Meteorological Department, all the Chief Medical Officers/Medical Superintendents & Block Medical Officers are hereby enjoined upon to mobilize & gear-up all the resources in terms of Doctors, Paramedics, availability of drugs in sufficient quantity, readiness of fleet of Ambulances, ensuring power backup, Setting-up of Control Rooms at District as well as at the level of Sub District Hospitals and heating arrangements in all Government Health Care Institutions across the valley, so that the patients are managed properly and timely, besides, referrals to the Tertiary Care Hospitals are avoided especially when all the roads remain cut off during the snow in Valley.” reads the circular issued by Director Health Services Kashmir, a copy of which lies with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).
“They will also ensure that the border/hard to reach areas, which may remain cut off during winters have adequate medicines (emergency drugs, Oxygen Cylinders), placing of curtains on Doors, covering of windows with polythene wherever needed to keep the hospitals warm.” It states further.
Besides, all the Chief Medical Officers/Medical Superintendents, Block Medical Officers, Doctors (Medical Officers/ Consultants) and Paramedical staff shall remain stationed at their present place of postings during snow fall,” the Circular reads.
“Any deviation from the circular instructions shall invite disciplinary action under rules,” it adds further—(KNO)