Srinagar: As many as 173 including 166 covid-19 positive patients have been screened so far at Triage Centre SKIMS-JVC Medical College, Bemina.
Sharing details, Nodal Officer Triage Centre SKIMS-JVC Bemina, Dr. Basharat said that 22 patients have been screened in the past 24 hours alone, while as the centre has been functioning smoothly, conducting screening, admissions and referrals of patients.
He said that a team of doctors and paramedics assess patients at the centre, which is a first arrival point for patients where they remain under proper observation of doctors and go under screening for health check-up before their referral, if needed, to a tertiary care hospital as per their health status and severity.
Nodal Officer said that there are all required facilities available at the centre including oxygen beds, dedicated nursing staff, covid care medicine and all possible help is being provided to the patients they require during the course of their treatment.
He said that the patients are also sent for home isolation in the event of their better heath conditions and very sick patients are referred to the tertiary care hospital for better treatment and observation.
Urging people to avoid all gatherings including religious as well as social for containment of virus, Nodal Officer further stressed that people must follow covid protocol including use of face mask, maintaining hand hygiene and social distancing religiously.
It may be recalled that Government has established number of Triage centre including SKIMS Bemina where covid patients are screened before being referred to Tertiary care and other main hospitals like SKIMS Soura, SMHS, CD Hospital and JLNM Hospital, depending on severity of symptoms. For other districts, the concerned District hospitals and new Government Medical Colleges at Anantnag and Baramulla are functioning as Triage centres.