GMC Bla conducts 2000 Covid tests, highest in Kashmir

Both Covid, non-Covid Medicare services being provided efficiently: Principal

BARAMULLA: Briefing about the performance recorded in the wake of 2nd wave of COVID-19 pandemic, Principal Govt Medical College (GMC) Baramulla, Dr Ruby Reshi said that both the COVID-19 as well Non- COVID related medical services were delivered efficiently and in a hassle free manner.
The Principal said that COVID-19 patients and other patients were treated smoothly during the critical circumstances without having any impact on one another.
Dr Ruby informed that two COVID-19 wellness centres were simultaneously operated, one at Indoor Sports Stadium and other at the GMC, in which the functionaries worked tirelessly day in and day out.
She said that mass testing was conducted and over 2000 tests are being conducted on a daily basis which is highest in the Kashmir valley. She also said that results of these tests are declared within 24 hours and 5 percent samples are being forwarded to SKIMS for further medical examination and research.
Dr Ruby further said that testing services in the virology lab of the College has tripled or even quadrupled during the 2nd wave and 3 RT-PCR setups have been established in the lab. She also said that various initiatives are being taken to augment the overall functioning of the college which will prove beneficial in future.
While appreciating and extending gratitude to health workers and other associated stakeholders, the Principal said that various authorities, especially district administration and NHM extended their utmost cooperation during these tough times which made it possible to provide qualitative and efficient healthcare services to the people.


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