DHSK Makes RAT Testing, Masks Mandatory For Entry Into Hospital Premises, Even For Patients

Srinagar, Jan 13: Director Health Services Kashmir on Thursday made RAT testing and wearing of face mask mandatory for entry into hospital premises for patients and attendants.

“In view of the recent surge of Covid-19 cases in the country & detection of some cases of Omicron in J&K as well, all the Chief Medical Officers/Medical Superintendents/Block Medical Officers are hereby enjoined upon to get COVID-19 SOP’s/Guidelines properly implemented in all the Health Care Institutions falling under their Administrative Control,” reads a circular issued by DHSK, a copy of which lies with GNS. “Besides, they will ensure that no patient/attendant is allowed to enter in the hospital premises unless & until RAT testing is undertaken & masks are put on face by them properly. However, in case of protocols should be followed.”