Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo Tuesday visited Government Lal Ded Hospital and inaugurated many development projects.
During his visit the Financial Commissioner inaugurated the newly created 8-beded High Dependency Unit (HDU) and 4-bedded Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the hospital. He was accompanied by Principal GMC Srinagar, Dr Samia Rashid.
An official of LD hospital said ICU/HDU in the maternal health care model has become more robust defining appropriate care at every level of health system resulting in the decline of Maternal Mortality Rate.
“ICU and HDU are specialist wards providing intensive care (treatment and monitoring) for patients who are in a critically ill or unstable condition,” the official said.
The facility is catering to critical Obstetrics and gynaecology patients and has been funded by National Health Mission (NHM) J&K. The facility would render support to meet any emergency/emergency keeping in view the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic.
In addition to this the Financial Commissioner inaugurated a Sewage treatment plant. Its motive is to treat wastewater in a proper way before its release into nature as the wastewater generated from the hospital has an unfavourable influence on humans.
A critical Care ambulance as well as a new 20 Passenger Cum Bed Hospital lift was also inaugurated which will further ease out and support the patient care.
During his visit the Financial Commissioner emphasised on taking all necessary steps and implementation of SoPs in letter and spirit to contain the further spread of Covid 19.
Head Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology GMC Srinagar, Dr Farhat Jabeen, Medical Superintendent LD hospital, Dr Shabir Siddique were also present on the occasion and apprised the Financial Commissioner about the various facilities and precautionary measures taken up in view of the prevailing pandemic.
Principal Government Medical College, Dr Samia Rashid thanked the Financial Commissioner for his support and guidance in the development of the medical college and its associated hospitals.
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