6 bedded high dependency unit for gynecology, high dependency pediatric unit also inaugurated
Srinagar: On the directions of Additional Chief Secretary Health and Medical Education Department, Shri Atal Dulloo Ji, Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather and Deputy Commissioner Budgam on Monday jointly inaugurated a dialysis unit at District Hospital Budgam.
The dialysis facility was inaugurated in presence of Chief Medical Officer Budgam and Medical Superintendent District Hospital Budgam in presence of health officials.
A spokesperson of Directorate of Health Services Kashmir, said besides the dialysis unit, a 6 bedded high dependency unit (HDU) for gynecology and a high dependency pediatric unit was also inaugurated. These facilities have been created on the directions of Additional Chief Secretary Health and Medical Education Department, Shri Atal Dulloo Ji.
The director said that the high dependency unit for gynecology, meant for high risk pregnancies, will now decrease referrals to Srinagar hospitals and will provide relief for patients.
Dr Mushtaq said that the dialysis unit was the long pending demand of the people of Budgam. He said it would provide relief to patients who otherwise had to rush to private hospitals or tertiary care hospitals of Srinagar.
The director said high dependency pediatric unit has been made functional in view of the possible third Covid-19 wave which is said to affect children and pregnant women.
“Chronic patients will now have relief at the Budgam hospital. We have also made such facilities in all the district hospitals across Kashmir division,” he said.
The director health thanked Additional Chief Secretary Health and Medical Education Department, Shri Atal Dulloo Ji and District Administration Budgam for their help.
In his message on the occasion, the director said the possible third Covid-19 wave may come anytime saying that if there is any powerful tool to save people it is the vaccination.
“So I appeal to people to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Vaccination can not only save us but our families, relatives and communities. The vaccination has no side effects. Those who have been vaccinated there is less mortality and morbidity among them,” he said.