On the 10th of October 2021, Greater Kashmir shared an article with Title “106 doctors treated 62 Coronavirus patients in 4 months at DRDO hospital”, The information shared in the article was wrong and was intentionally done by the writer Zehra Un Nisa on the directions of none other than Self proclaimed Activist cum Political Stooge Mubashir Shuja.
The Article shared that since June 2021 only 62 patients have been admitted to the hospital, but in reality, the hospital started admitting patients in the middle of June, the hospital had to begin its journey with not much manpower immediately available, 510 bedded hospital with 125 ICU beds is in itself a mammoth challenge for administration to manage especially when one has to start from a scratch.
The GK report shows the presence of a lot of stuff which actually is a sanctioned strength by the finance department for this hospital.
We had a very poor response to the advertised post of doctors and specialists which was only 10 for sanctioned 71 specialist doctors, 30 medical officers for sanctioned 35, and till date, we have admitted more than 210 patients, with 192 discharged patients with a recovery rate of 96%, more than 30 patients admitted to ICU with a mortality rate of 6.98%, which is much below than national average, we immediately started ICU services and it was a game-changer says Medical Superintendent Covid Hospital Khonmoh Dr. Abdul Rashid Para.
Our staff was also deputed to strengthen the vaccination drive in Srinagar, Some of our anesthetists were supporting health care services in associated hospitals of GMC Srinagar also says, Dr. Abdul Rashid Para.
Greater Kashmir editors must apologize through their website and social media handles to the COVID worriers who despite the fear of losing their lives are out there to save the people from the deadly Corona Virus.