43 new positive cases reported at SDH Pampore

Mobile team constituted for random sampling

Pampore: 43 cases turned positive for COVID-19 at Sub district hospital Pampore area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday.
Authorities at sub district hospital in Saffron town Pampore town constituted mobile teams for conducting random samples within the premises of the health institute.
Dr Gulzar Ahmad, Block Medical Officer Pampore told Kashmir Reader that rapid teams collected samples of many persons from wards and OPDs through rapid antigen.
“30 turned positive out of 234 rapid antigen tests,” he said, adding that the magnitude of infection is very high in Pampore.
” These 30 persons were roaming freely in the hospital and interacting with other people,” he said, adding that RT PCR results of 13 persons returned positive out of 70.
“The people are repeatedly requested to follow COVID protocols, people are requested not to visit the hospital unnecessary,” he said, adding that only one attendant should accompany a patient for safeguarding doctors and paramedics working in the hospital.
Dr Mohammad Ashraf, Nodal Officer COVID-19 Pampore, told Kashmir Reader that 30 persons were sampled through mobile teams out of 4 turned positive.
He requested people avoid crowded premises of the hospital.
“We are here for treating patients but people should avoid visiting the hospital without pressing need,” he said.
Meanwhile, Tehsildar Pampore, Ishtiyaq Mohi-ud-Din visited Sub district hospital Pampore where he held deliberations with BMO Dr Gulzar Ahmad, Registered Medical Officer Dr Mohammad Ashraf and other doctors on COVID-19.

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