Another 100-bed COVID-19 centre has come up at the Army Public School Domana in Jammu.

The Indian army in Jammu and Kashmir has set up two COVID-19 hospitals with the cooperation of civilian administration to help battle the pandemic. 

The 250 bed — Level 1 & Level 2 — COVID Healthcare Facility has been jointly established by Chinar Corps and Civil Administration for the people of Kashmir at Old Air Field Military Station in Srinagar. 

Another 100-bed COVID-19 centre has come up at the Army Public School Domana in Jammu. 

The COVID healthcare facility has been established as a coordinated joint initiative by Chinar Corps and Civil administration of J&K as part of OP NAMASTE to fight the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Health Care Facility has been set up in record time by converting a new building, with three floors into a state of Art Health Care Facility.

Army says that adequate measures have been taken for ensuring physical containment for preventing any spread of the infection.

“The facility has high-end equipment for laboratory and x-ray departments. The isolation is based on condition-based admission and continuous care,” the Indian army said in a statement.

The planning and designing of the facility have been done based on protocols and guidelines enumerated for a COVID centre by the Government of India.

The facility has a 14 bedded ICU and a 32 bedded High Dependency Unit (HDU) with a separate zone for accommodating 80 female patients.

“The Civil Administration has committed medical and paramedical health care personnel to man the facility and also essential lifesaving electro-medical equipment,” said Dr Zakir Hussain, COVID centre in-charge.

The building which is capable of housing 250 Army personnel, was converted into a Health Care Facility in a record time of 15 days.