Hospital to conduct bio-chemical and pathological tests free for three months in Srinagar

Srinagar: The government of Jammu and Kashmir has decided to conduct bio-chemical and pathological examinations free of cost for three months at government-owned general hospital in Srinagar – SMHS.

This was announced by the Minister of Health and Medical Education – Taj Mohi-ud-Din – during a visit to the hospital to take stock of the resumption of services at its various departments and units.

Interacting with the management and the staff, the Minister said the Government has already released Rs. 9 crore for purchase of new equipment and machinery at the Hospital.  The Minister was briefed about the cleaning up operation and repairs being done to machines and equipments for which experts from companies like Siemens and Toshiba have flown here.

He was told that surgical services at the Hospital have been resumed and surgical ICUs have been restarted. Moreover, some new machinery is being got from places like Goa and it would be put in use as quickly as possible.

The Minister appreciated the role and dedication displayed by the doctors in these tough times during which they volunteered for patient care and even went to the extent of cleaning the Hospitals.

Pertinently, the hospital was submerged in recent floods that incurred huge damages to its equipment and machinery.