J&K LG Manoj Sinha visits DRDO Covid hospital construction site, says govt ensuring best healthcare | India News – Times of India


SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday inspected the construction site of the Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) 500-bed Covid hospital at Khonmoh in semi-rural area in Srinagar district.
While reviewing the project’s progress, LG Sinha directed the DRDO and the officials to make the medical facility available to people at the earliest by this week.
LG Sinha also emphasized the importance of developing specialized critical care for infants and children and directed the officials to prepare a 25-bedded Pediatrics Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in the facility with a dedicated team of doctors, nurses, dieticians, and coordinators in the same hospital
“My focus is to ensure high quality of health care system rapidly to the people of the UT with high-quality medicos and medical staff to fight Covid-19 pandemic”, LG Manoj Sinha said.
The peoples’ lives are more important than anything else and as such his administration is working round-the-clock for the best healthcare facilities for everyone and in every corner of J&K, he added.
Lt governor was informed that the hospital has the capacity for 125 ICU beds and 375 beds with oxygen facility.
The LG asked the officials to equip the facility with CT Scan machines and other medical imaging techniques to be made available at the hospital.

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