Srinagar, Jan 21 : Directorate of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) on Friday directed all Chief Medical Officers (CMO) and Medical Superintendents to dedicate one or two dialysis machines (beds) in district hospitals/sub district hospitals for Covid positive dialysis patients.
He also directed them to issue immediate necessary directions to all such registered private dialysis unit holders to dedicate at least one dialysis bed for Covid positive dialysis patients.
“In view of the upsurge of Covid-19 cases in the Country as well in Kashmir Division, the patients with renal impairment on dialysis are also getting infected with Covid-19 at overwhelming rate across the Kashmir. In order to overcome this issue, it is impressed upon all the Chief Medical Officers/Medical Superintendents to keep one to two Dialysis Machines (beds) in District Hospitals/Sub District Hospitals for Covid Positive Dialysis Patients,” reads the circular issued by DHSK, a copy of which lies with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO)
“Besides, the Chief Medical Officers will issue immediate necessary directions to all such “Registered Private Dialysis Unit Holders” in their respective districts to dedicate at least one dialysis bed for COVID positive dialysis patients,” the circular adds.
“The action taken report in this regard shall be submitted to this Directorate by 10.00 AM tomorrow positively,” it added—(KNO)