Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) senior leader and former minister Ghulam Hassan Mir on Monday urged the J&K government to follow the revised COVID-19 guidelines which allow home isolation of mild or asymptomatic coronavirus infection cases.
In a statement issued to KNS, Mir observed that in the background of the rising number of COVID cases the hospitals across J&K especially the tertiary care centres are overburdened with COVID management. “In such a situation the home isolation procedure can provide a big relief to both the doctors as well as the patients,” Mir remarked.
The JKAP leader stressed on the need for establishment of a centralized monitoring system in both divisions of Jammu and Kashmir to allocate beds in government and private hospitals which will eventually eliminate the delay in allotment of beds and ICU facilities to the more serious COVID patients in their respective zones.
He said since the COVID-19 cases are rising in J&K there are instances of non-availability of beds and other requisite facilities and the hospitals have started to shift asymptomatic and stable patients to quarantine facilities to reserve beds in hospitals for those in need of treatment.
“Amid these circumstances the asymptomatic patients or even those with mild symptoms should be shifted for home isolation, provided they have the requisite facilities at their residence,” Mir demanded.