DRDO completes yet another 500-bedded hospital in Kashmir valley in just 17 days
In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) after constructing a 500-bedded COVID Hospital in Jammu completed yet another 500-bedded hospital in Kashmir valley in just 17 days. The facility was inaugurated by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Khonmoh in the outskirts of Srinagar city today.
Housing all the requisite modern facilities, the centrally Air-conditioned facility has the capacity for 125 ICU beds, out of which 25 are reserved for children and 375 beds with 24-hour oxygen connectivity.
Ten-bedded Triage area has also been built in 100 square metres besides a 25-bedded Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for the specialised critical care for infants and children has also been established in the facility. The COVID Care Facility will fully start its operations once the trial run of all the medicare facilities is completed.
Meanwhile, Manoj Sinha has expressed his deepest gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for providing the necessary assistance and interventions in augmenting health care and medical facilities across Jammu and Kashmir.
He noted that it was only due to personal intervention of Prime Minister Modi that J&K has witnessed such large-scale capacity enhancement of the medical infrastructure.