Role of District Hospital Pulwama (J&K) in Mitigating the Corona Virus Pandemic

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Tavseef Ahmad Mir, Dr. Manvendra Singh


COVID-19 has become unprecedented challenge all over the world, especially for the healthcare sector. This disease being novel in its spread and impact has created a chaos globally. District hospital Pulwama falls within the administrative district of the Jammu and Kashmirregion of India.This hospital is designated as a special COVID Care hospitalsince the spread of the Coronavirus. During this pandemic, even with scarce material and human resources, this hospital played a pivotal role in managing the crises caused by the spread of this dreadful communicable disease. There is an urgent need of having a relook at the role of secondary level health care institutes at district levels to meetthe ever-growing health-related challenges. Policymakers need to take the present circumstancesand the role played by thesehospitals into account while drafting healthcare policies for the future.The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2(SARS-CoV-2)has provided an opportunity for thishealthcare institution to learn and unlearn various methods and practices to deal with such situations in future. This paper is a sincere and genuine attempt to investigate the role of District hospital Pulwama in the Kashmir region of India, in mitigating the Coronavirus crises.

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