Principal GMC inspects facilities at Covid Hospital Gandhinagar; Directs for maximising ICU facilities, training of para-medical staff

Jammu: Principal Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu, Dr. Shashi Sudan, today paid a visit to the designated COVID Hospital, Gandhinagar whereat she conducted a detailed inspection of upgraded facilities available for Covid positive patients.

Administrator, Associated Hospitals, Jammu, Nagendra Singh Jamwal; Medical Superintendent COVID Hospital, Gandhinagar, Dr Arun Sharma and other officers accompanied her during the visit.

The Principal directed the concerned authorities to increase the level of preparedness and intensify the critical care facilities at the Covid hospital. She said that as Gandhinagar is a designated Covid tertiary care hospital, ‘We need to put all things in proper place so that best treatment is made available to the patients.’

“We are dealing with the pandemic, so we have to be ready in all respects and cannot lower our guard under any circumstances” she asked the hospital administration.

She asked for keeping everything in place to attend patients with due medical care. “We have to optimise our available resources and keep on stepping up our COVID care facilities from time to time,” she said.

Dr Sudan was very particular about the isolation and other critical care facilities at the hospital and directed the authorities to keep 18 critical care beds ready in all respects to meet any exigency.

Emphasising for oxygenation of all the visiting needy patients, she directed the officers to keep a buffer stock of 1000 oxygen cylinders, besides other critical care equipment like cardinal monitors, ventilators. She assured the hospital administration that of every kind of support.

During the visit, the Principal took a round of the hospital and inspected the facilities for the COVID patients and other facilities being made available at the hospital.

The Principal also inspected the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Units of the hospital.

Later, the Principal shared some important observations with the officers for provisioning better and improved healthcare to the patients recovering from Covid pandemic at the hospital.

The Principal also talked with the para medical and nursing staff and directed them to maintain caution and adhere to COVID protocol strictly, while dealing with patients.

To upgrade skills of paramedical staff, the Principal directed the Medical Superintendent for arranging a training course for the human resource of the Gandhinagar hospital in GMC Jammu. She also interacted with the patients at the hospital and assured them that they will be provided every kind of facility.

Administrator, Associated Hospitals, Jammu, Nagendra Singh Jamwal said that the GMC administration is keeping a close eye on the COVID cases and is stepping up preparations to face any eventuality.