‘JLNM Hospital to augment oxygen generation capacity from current 300 LPM to 1300 LPM’

Srinagar, Apr 18: Director Health Services, Kashmir (DHSK) Dr Mushtaq Rather Sunday visited JLNM COVID Hospital, Rainawari to take stock of Oxygen Generation Plant. The plant is of immense significance for handling Covid Emergencies and the concerned mechanical department assured DHSK to make the second phase fully functional soon, reads a statement issued by the Directorate.

DHSK, in its statement, maintained that ‘JLNM is the apex COVID hospital of the directorate and the augmentation shall increase the oxygen generation capacity from 300 LPM presently to 1300 LPM.’

After the augmented oxygen generation plant we will be able to serve more high risk COVID patients where high flow oxygen is indicated and will lessen down the burden on tertiary care hospitals to a considerable extent, the statement remarks.
Rather, as per the statement, also visited various sections of the hospitals to ensure the preparedness keeping the COVID resurgence into consideration. ‘The hospital is already equipped with oxygen manifold system for regulating flow of oxygen supplies.’

DHSK in the meantime visited COVID vaccination site at Gurdarwara Chatti Padshahi Kathi Darwaza, Srinagar along with CMO Srinagar and MS Gousia Hospital. He interacted with the vaccination team from zone Khanyar and appreciated their efforts of vaccinating the targeted population and directed the administrators and vaccination staff to explore all possible means of sensitization and IEC ‘so that no body among targeted population is dropped.’

The visiting official later toured Gousia Hospital wherein he inspected all the health care sections. MS Gousia hospital, as per the statement, apprised him about the health care services and the status of vaccination center established in the hospital.

DHSK gave on spot directions to MS to further improve upon the gaps which were deliberated upon during the discussion, it read further. (GNS)