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J&K: Indian Army sets up two COVID-19 hospitals in 15 days

The Indian army in Jammu and Kashmir has set up two COVID-19 hospitals with the cooperation of civilian administration to help battle the pandemic.

The 250 bed — Level 1 & Level 2 — COVID Healthcare Facility has been jointly established by Chinar Corps and Civil Administration for the people of Kashmir at Old Air Field Military Station in Srinagar.

Another 100-bed COVID-19 centre has come up at the Army Public School Domana in Jammu.

The COVID healthcare facility has been established as a coordinated joint initiative by Chinar Corps and Civil administration of J&K as part of OP NAMASTE to fight the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Health Care Facility has been set up in record time by converting a new building, with three floors into a state of Art Health Care Facility.

Army says that adequate measures have been taken for ensuring physical containment for preventing any spread of the infection.

“The facility has high-end equipment for laboratory and x-ray departments. The isolation is based on condition-based admission and continuous care,” the Indian army said in a statement.

The planning and designing of the facility have been done based on protocols and guidelines enumerated for a COVID centre by the Government of India.

The facility has a 14 bedded ICU and a 32 bedded High Dependency Unit (HDU) with a separate zone for accommodating 80 female patients.

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