Government issues instruction not to allow patients and attendants to enter without tests
By: Muzamil Bhat CK
Government of Jammu and Kashmir has passed the instruction to the health department not to allow any patient along with attendants to any health facility without the tests and the other sops.
This instruction has come close to the heels of the spread of the Omicron variant in Jammu and Kashmir in the past few days. Acting on the instructions Director Health Services Kashmir on Thursday has asked all Chief Medical Officers, Medical Superintendents and Block Medical Officers to get Covid-19 SOPs properly implemented in all health care institutions falling under their administrative control besides that no patient or attendant should be allowed to enter in hospital premises unless and until RAT testing is undertaken.
According to news agencies quoting DHSK order has said in their report on Thursday as follows.
“In view of the recent surge of Covid-19 cases in the country & detection of some cases of Omicron in UT of J&K as well, all the Chief Medical Officers/Medical Superintendents/Block Medical Officers are hereby enjoined upon to get COVID-19 SOP’s/Guidelines properly implemented in all the Health Care Institutions falling under their Administrative Control.” Reads the circular issued by DHSK.
“Besides, they will ensure that no patient/attendant is allowed to enter in the hospital premises unless & until RAT testing is undertaken & masks are put on face by them properly.” the order adds.
“However, in case of dire emergencies, the need based protocols should be followed.” Order adds further.
With Agencies inputs