DHSK Asks CMOs, MSs To Keep 2 Machines For Covid Positive Dialysis Patients

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Srinagar, Jan 21: As patients with kidney “impairment” are getting infected with Covid-19 at “overwhelming rate”, Director Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) has asked Chief Medical Officers/Medical Superintendents to keep one to two Dialysis Machines (beds) in District Hospitals/Sub District Hospitals for Covid Positive Dialysis Patients.

Besides, registered private dialysis unit holders have been asked to dedicate at least one dialysis bed for COVID positive dialysis patients, according to a circular by DHSK.

“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,” reads the circular, a copy of which lies with GNS. “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,” the circular reads, adding, “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 DHSK has sought the action taken report in this regard shall be submitted by 10.00 AM on Saturday “positively.” (GNS)