LEH, Mar 30: Dedicated COVID-19 hospitals in both Leh and Kargil have been made functional from today.
Dr Tashi Motup and Dr Abdul Jalil would be in-charge of the dedicated COVID-19 Hospitals in Leh and Kargil respectively, stated Commissioner/Secretary Health UT Ladkah Rigzin Samphel while addressing press conference.
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Com/Sec informed about the Rapid Reaction Team, Delhi officials who visited Leh to review the COVID-19 preparations in Ladakh. During their survey, the officials visited the containment area of Chuchot Gongma, interacted with the family members of the patients, reviewed the arrangements of police and other departments.
They also met the three patients under hospital quarantine who had recovered from COVID-19. The officials’ report appreciates the documentation and overall preparation in regards to COVID-19 with special mention of Block Medical Officer Chuchot Gongma Dr Diskit, he stated.
Stocking of medical equipments to carry on for up-to three months bettering the medical facilities in regards to COVID-19 has begun, added Com/Sec.
Nodal Officer for Ladakhi students outside UT Ladakh Sumera Shafi had received about 127 calls and about 16 mails from students studying in Aligarh, Banglore, Delhi, J&K, Punjab & Chanidgarh, Tamil Nadu, Nagpur, Roorkee and Dehradoon and patients with their grievances. The students are advised to remain in their respective hostels/rental spaces and to first contact the nodal officer or the designated Liaison Officer of their regions for any query, Samphel said. He further added that they can contact Shafi at contact number #8447523725.
Responding to a query on wrong information on total count of 16 positive cases in UT Ladakh, Samphel reaffirm that Ladakh initially had 13 positive cases out of which 3 patients are recovered and are under hospital quarantine, and now there are 10 active positive cases in Ladakh.
Commissioner/Secretary sought cooperation from all sections of the region to make the lock-down successful.