Immunization has picked up in Srinagar and other flood hit areas even as the SMHS, G B Pant Hospital and other city hospitals are expected to start their OPDs today after these were badly affected by water logging.
Minister for Health & Medical Education, Mr. Taj Mohi ud Din, who is personally monitoring the resumption of health services in the city, reviewed the pace of re opening of these hospitals and immunization process at a high level meeting of concerned officers late last night.
The Minister was briefed about the cleaning up operation at these hospitals by the Commissioner-Secretary, Health & Medical Education who, during the day, had a detailed visit of all the city’s tertiary care hospitals.
Mr. Taj directed the concerned to work round the clock and operationalise these hospitals at the earliest.
The Minister was told that Kashmir Nursing Home at Sonwar is fully functional besides B&J Hospital where patients are being treated normally.
Also at the SMHS Hospital a free medical camp has been set up by the Hospital where patient suffering from diabetes, hypertension and other chronic ailments are being treated.
Meanwhile, the J&K State Health Society has advised people to consume boiled water and get all children in the age group of 06 months to 15 years vaccinated with anti measles vaccines and supplement children between 06 months to 5 years with Vitamin A solution.
People are also advised to report to nearest health centre in case of fever, diarrhea, vomiting or yellowing of eyes.