In order to develop the medical facilities in the valley, the Administration is all set to establish 10-12 bedded hybrid Intensive Care Units (ICUs) as well as 13 maternal ICUs under Emergency COVID Response Package-II (ECRP) which have been already approved.
As per reports, 12 bedded hybrid ICUs will be established at District Hospitals of Bandipora, Budgam, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Handwara, Pulwama and Shopian.
In Srinagar, one 12-bedded hybrid ICU will be set up at JLNM Hospital Rainawari while in Anantnag as well as in Baramulla, the same will be set up at Anantnag and Baramulla GMCs.
Apart from the establishment of hybrid ICUs at 10 spots across Kashmir, the Government is also planning to set up one such ICU at the newly established 500-bedded Paediatric Hospital at Bemina in Srinagar.
Two ICUs are going to come up in Srinagar district, one at GMC Srinagar with a capacity of 25 beds and the second one at JLNM Hospital Rainawari with a capacity of 10 beds.
The proposed Maternal ICUs are going to come up at GMC, Anantnag and CHC Bijbehara with a capacity of 10 maternal ICU beds each, taking the strength of ICU beds to 20 in Anantnag.
The ICUs are going to come up at GMC, Baramulla, as well as SDH Sopore and, are going to have the capacity of 10, 20 ICU beds respectively which will take the strength of ICU beds in the district to 30.
In Bandipora, the maternal ICUs are going to come up at District Hospital Bandipora with a capacity of 10 beds, similarly, in Budgam, the ICU beds have been proposed to come up at District Hospital Budgam with a capacity of 10 beds while District Hospitals of Ganderbal, Kulgam, Kupwara, Pulwama and Shopian are set to get the maternal ICUs with a capacity of 10 beds each.
Overall, Kashmir Division is going to have 120 operational hybrid ICU beds across Kashmir and at the same time, there will be 155 maternal ICUs beds available for effective patient care across the Valley.