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No death reported due to Hepatitis-B in Kashmir: Bali Bhagat
Accidental, Emergency services available at GMCHJ: Bali Bhagat

Jammu, January 10, (Scoop News)- Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today said that no death has been reported in the Kashmir division so far due to Hepatitis-B.
The Minister was responding to a Calling Attention Motion moved by MLC Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo.
The Minister further said that the 2 deaths have been reported in Jammu division so far and the documentation process is going on in this regard to authenticate it. He said in the past, the epidemic of Hepatitis-B broke out in two villages of Kashmir Province in Kokernag area adjacent to the Warwan valley, namely Takiya Magam and Sundbrari due to unsafe injection practices.
The Minister said that the whole population of this belt has been screened by the Health Department and 2,034 persons have been registered for treatment of Hepatitis-B.
He said out of these persons, 928 persons have been treated with latest drug regimen free of cost. However, he added that it is likely that old cases of Warwan would have contracted the Hepatitis-B virus through unsafe practices and thus it was decided to vaccinate them as a precautionary measure.
Regarding the incidents of Hepatitis-B reported in Kishtwar, the Minister informed that a team of doctors was sent to the area on December 19, 2017 to investigate the cases of Hepatitis-B.
He informed that during the investigation, the medical team observed that there were 27 cases of Hepatitis-B having rapid test positive and confirmed by ELJSA test as per the record available in NTPHC Inshan. Also there were 7 cases of Hepatitis-B who were tested positive by Rapid Test detected by Medical Team, he added.
MLC Firdous Ahmad Tak also raised supplementary question and demanded proper treatment to get rid from this epidemic and also appealed to ensure the medical aid should reach out to the people through chopper to save their lives. Responding to this, the Minister ensured that proper medical team with medicare facility would be sent to the area and all the societal heads will be included to raise the awareness among masses.



Accidental, Emergency services available at GMCHJ: Bali Bhagat
Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today said that all the necessary accidental and emergency services are available round the clock at GMCH Jammu.
He said this while replying to a calling attention notice moved by MLC, Surinder Kumar Choudhary.
“All the basic facilities which are required by the accidental patients, medical emergencies, and border firing casualties are available in the emergency wards of GMCH Jammu, including management of patients in emergency ward, surgical emergency ward,” he said.
Besides, all the emergency operating procedures like surgical, Ortho of critical patients in room no. 04 as well as in emergency ICU with ventilator support in addition to the facilities of lab, Ultrasound, X-ray, CT scan are available round the clock, he noted.
He said that all the basic facilities are also available in the labour room ward and most of the drugs required for the patients are available under JSSY scheme.
Surinder Kumar Choudhary also raised a supplementary question and complained about the non-availability of beds in the labor room of SMGS hospital Jammu.
Responding to the query, the Minister said that the matter has already been taken into consideration and officers are asked to prepare a DPR for the same including construction of 100 bedded building under PMDP scheme.
Similarly, another DPR is ready with the GMC Jammu which includes the construction of emergency 100 bedded building, the Minister said. He informed that the existing Chopra Nursing room will be converted into emergency ward which will double the intake capacity of patients in the hospital.
The Minister further informed that the G B Pant Hospital authorities have been also asked to prepare a DPR for the construction of additional 100 bedded building.


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