Confusion regarding suspension of OPD and IPD at Srinagar.


Director Health Services, Kashmir, Dr Mushtaq Ahmad on Saturday said the Out-Patient Department (OPDs) and In-Patient Department (IPDs) will continue to function normally, saying that the decision about the suspension of these facilities will only be taken once 50 per cent beds are occupied in the hospitals.

He said that both Covid and non-Covid activities at the hospitals across Kashmir will function normally.

The Health director said that there is confusion among the masses that a direction has been issued by the government with regard to the suspension of OPDs and IPDs at the hospitals.
He said that as per the directions of the Additional Chief Secretary Health and Medical Education, Vivek Bhardwaj, he has come forward to make people aware of the fact that the most cases at present are either asymptomatic or having mild symptoms, thus will go in home-isolation mostly.

The infected persons have to take care of six Ms while in home-isolation, which include Mixing, Monitoring, Medicines, Meals, Mindset and Activity and Movement towards hospital, he said, adding that the persons who are tested positive should follow these protocols till next eight days to ensure that the Covid is prevented from spreading