Divisional Administration, Kashmir Established Triage Centers for COVID-19 Patients

Srinagar, May 06: As the recent surge in Covid-19 positive cases has resulted in increase in bed occupancy rate in the Tertiary Care Hospitals (Category 1) in Srinagar, the Divisional Administration established Tirage Centers to utilize the hospital beds of Tertiary Care Hospitals including SKIMS, Soura, Srinagar, Chest Disease, Hospital, Srinagar, SMHS, Hospital, Srinagar, Kashmir Nursing Home, Srinagar, JLNM, Hospital, Srinagar and  PHC, Chanapora, Srinagar.

The Div Com, Kashmir issued an order in this regard which reads that for effectively and judiciously use of beds in the hospitals it has become imperative to establish Triage Centres which shall form the first Nodal point for Covid-19 patients, where they shall be assessed by the designated team of Health professionals.

Accordingly, it is hereby ordered that two Triage Centres shall be established at NIT Campus Hazratbal Srinagar and SKIMS-JVC, Bemina Srinagar, which shall work as first contact point for patients in district Srinagar.

Divisional Administration also directed all the Chief Medical Officers of other nine districts to establish a similar mechanism of Triage and also make sure that there are no unnecessary referrals to Tertiary Care hospitals.

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