Trauma Hospital Converted to COVID Centre By The J&K Government

Trauma hospital in South Kashmir was converted into a COVID hospital by the government and the step is huge in every sense. Have a look at how it is helping the locals.

Sania Kader

November 12, 2020

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A trauma hospital in Bijbehara, South Kashmir was recently converted into a COVID ward with proper facilities to treat the positive patients. Pregnant women around the vicinity, who tested positive for the virus will be given proper treatment at this hospital. Various facilities including hundred beds and a number of ventilators have been installed in the newly converted Trauma hospital. This hospital was built under the PM’s package but could not be opened due to the occurrence of the COVID pandemic. The locals living in and around Bijbehara are quite relieved by the project as pregnant women need special care and protection during such a difficult time.

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The Jammu and Kashmir government converted the Trauma hospital into a COVID centre recently for Coronavirus positive patients who are also expecting a baby. The place has been installed with the various necessary equipment and special attention is being given to people of LSES. The hospital currently has 100 beds and is providing relief to every pregnant patient that arrives.

Dr BS Tulla, Medical Superintendent at the Trauma hospital spoke about the new development and why they decided to convert the place on short notice. He said, “This Trauma centre is a 100-bed hospital. Unfortunately, before it was made operational, COVID came in so we have to convert it into COVID hospital. At present, we only admit COVID positive pregnant patients who will give delivery or has LSES. It is the very first hospital of South Kashmir where LSES is done for COVID positive patients. This is of 100 beds, we have ventilators and oxygen concentrators and oxygen plant are under construction.”

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Locals have also been quite relieved with the conversion of the Trauma hospital as many places did not have enough facilities around the area. The husband of a COVID positive patient, Sajad Ahmad spoke about how they had been worried initially but found a way through this new COVID centre. He said, “This is a very good initiative as it offers convenience to the patients. If this hospital hadn’t been converted, they would have definitely sent us to Srinagar and we do not know about the treatment we would receive there as earlier, we had seen that they don’t even touch such patients. We are very thankful to God that they admitted my wife here.”

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