In order to relieve the staff of Directorate of Health Services, the government has decided to deploy 30 doctors of the paramilitary CRPF and 100 paramedics in COVID Care Centres of Srinagar.
Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, P K Pole took a decision in this regard during a review meeting of the evolving COVID-19 situation in the Valley.
Pole directed that the doctors and paramedics of CRPF shall be deputed to COVID hospital at Rangreth and airport to ease the burden on the health services in Kashmir.
Jammu Kashmir is witnessing a massive rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infected people till Monday to 22,006.
Srinagar district tops the list with 2443 cases.
Pole also directed the allocation of specified quota for COVID testing of the Army and paramilitary forces.
Pole said the designated COVID Care Centre IMPA and Hajj House, adopted by GMC Srinagar and SKIMS Bemina, would be started and treated as part of their hospitals and monitored regularly.
On July 24, authorities in Srinagar added 3000 beds in wellness centres in the district for COVID-19 patients and will add 2000 more soon as the number of coronavirus cases in the summer capital, has spiked during the past three weeks.
The Divisional Commissioner also took stock of the high-flow oxygen to dedicated COVID hospitals in each district.
Expressing satisfaction over the progress on plasma therapy activity, the Divisional Commissioner directed to issue a press release informing and encouraging people to come forward for plasma donation.
J&K Monday witnessed 11 more COVID-19 related deaths, taking the number of people who died of the virus to 407 including 377 from Kashmir and 30 from Jammu division.