In a first, Health deptt establishes emergency room at PHC level in Wakoora

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Ganderbal: The Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir established emergency room (ER) at Primary Health Center (PHC) Wakoora inGanderbaldistrict on Friday. It will be the first of its kind at PHC level across India.
The statement said that the emergency room has all the major life saving equipment’s including life pack 12 (defibrillator), cardiac monitor, portable ventilator, vein finder and other emergency equipment’s. With such a facility at the PHC level, various cardiac and trauma emergencies can be managed on modern scientific lines, it said.
It further said that in addition to the equipment and drugs, the emergency room will be manned by trained doctors and paramedics headed by Dr.Ajaz Ahmad, who is well versed with handling trauma and cardiac emergencies and is having international experience in this field.
The emergency room was inaugurated by Dr.SaleemurRehman, Director Health Services, Kashmir. He appreciated the work of Block Medical Officer, Wakura, Dr.WaseemGangoo and the ER ream for setting up this modern facility at PHC level.
Rehman impressed upon the Block Medical Officer to train all the doctors and paramedics in handling medical emergencies that will be managed in the emergency room.
Later, he interacted with the public delegation of block Wakura who apprised him of other health services issues and requirements that need to be fulfilled. Rehman assured them that all the issues will be resolved in a time bound manner.