The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday said it has created administrative quarantine facility of over 35,000 beds in the Union Territory, besides earmarking 11 hospitals exclusively for COVID-19 patients.
The administration has also chalked out a plan to help people facing problems due to the lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, government spokesperson Rohit Kansal said.
The government has taken a number of welfare measures in this regard, he said.
“We now have an administrative quarantine facility of over 35,000 beds in J&K with over 6,500 beds in Jammu, 10,000 in Srinagar and 1,000 beds in each of the other districts,” Kansal said.
He said the government has already earmarked 11 hospitals — eight in Kashmir and three in Jammu — as exclusive COVID-19 hospitals with 2,400 treatment beds.
Of these beds, 1,300 are in Kashmir and 1,100 in Jammu, Kansal said, adding that “we are planning to upgrade 1,000 more quarantine beds”.
On the request of the medical fraternity, he said the health department has made arrangements for lodging and boarding to be exclusive used by medical professionals both in Srinagar and Jammu.