Apni Party urges administration for segregation at GMC Emergency

Separate emergency for Covid patients a must to avoid further spikes in the contagion: Vikram Malhotra

Srinagar: Apni Party General Secretary Vikram Malhotra on Tuesday expressed his serious concerns over the non-segregation of patients in the emergency ward at Government Medical College Jammu.
In a statement issued here, Malhotra said that there exists a dire need for separating the patient inflow at GMC Jammu, as many of the patients admitted there have tested positive for Covid-19.
“There are patients coming from different parts of Jammu, some of whom come positive for Covid-19 after the tests. This has compromised the safety of the other non-Covid patients who are also present in the same emergency ward seeking treatment. There are reports that the Covid-19 patient attendees, moving around in PPE Kits, are in close contact with the patients themselves. This should sound alarm bells for the hospital administration,” he remarked.
Furthermore, he said that the assembling of these patients without any segregation poses a serious threat which if not taken care of can further make the Covid-19 crisis worse in Jammu.
He demanded that the administration must create a separate emergency cum testing facility at GMC Jammu for Covid-19 patients specifically, in order to halt the spread of this contagion.
“The administration along with the Health Department must take cognizance of the situation at the GMC emergency ward and immediately make separate arrangements for Covid-19 patients or those who exhibit similar symptoms, so that this disease is not let loose on everyone,” he urged.
Malhotra asserted that Jammu is already facing the wrath of this deadly viral infection due to which many precious lives have been lost from past week, suggesting that the current mortality rate is alarmingly on rise now.
“The infection is already wreaking havoc in other parts of the country. Unless the administration shuns a half-hearted approach for tackling the situation at GMC hospital, the repercussion of such negligence will have to be borne by the common people for which the government shall hold all the responsibility,” he said.

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