With the increasing numbers of COVID-19 positive patients across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, people are finding it difficult to get a hospital bed in state-run hospitals. The Indian Army has come to the rescue of the administration in the hour of need. Army have set up a 250 bed COVID hospital in Srinagar’s Rangret area.
Equipped with 20 ICU beds, 20 state-of-art High Dependency Unit beds and 210 post-critical care ward beds, the facility augments government medical health infrastructure significantly. Also includes facility with ICU beds, HDU, X-ray and a laboratory. The process of admission is simple. Health services will refer the patients and the army will take them in. The hospital has ICU and HDU facilities available with 7 doctors and 35 paramedical staff. Around 3500 positive cases of COVID have been reported in the Union Territory every day making it very difficult for the hospitals. However, this step will ease out a lot of pressure on the state health department. The Army had established the same facility last year when the pandemic had started. But at that time only asymptomatic patients were taken into this facility.