In anticipation of the predicted snowfall, the DHSK has requested that all officers ensure that all necessary resources are mobilized and prepared at government healthcare institutions throughout the Valley. This includes properly gearing up and preparing for the expected winter weather conditions.
“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,” DHSK said in a circula, a copy of which lies with ProKashmiri
The DHSK has emphasized the need to properly manage patients and avoid referrals to tertiary care hospitals during snowfall in the Valley by ensuring that all necessary resources are mobilized and prepared at government healthcare facilities. This is necessary to ensure that healthcare services can be maintained despite potential road closures due to snow.
“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,” the DHSK.
Besides, the DHSK said 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.
“Any deviation from the circular instructions shall invite disciplinary action under rules,” The DHSK added.Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe us on Telegram and never miss a update!
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