Kashmir: SKIMS conducts mock drill, addresses covid management issues
Srinagar/IBNS: Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura on Wednesday conducted a mock drill to check its resources meant for covid19 management and address deficiencies in advance.
The Medical Superintendent for SKIMS said 40 dummy patients were arranged for the drill and the geriatric ward with 31 beds was used as the venue.
Consultants and resident staff from general medicine, critical care medicine, and the nursing/paramedic staff were present at the drill which included the admission of a patient to their final discharge, and also the death of the patient.
Besides, all the resources including manpower, equipments such as ventilators, monitors, high flow devices and infusion pumps were put to test.
Drugs like life savers, I. V. fluids, antibiotics, steroids, antiviral, and electrolytes were also put to test.
All the oxygen ports were used simultaneously and there was no drop in the pressure, and the functioning of UPS backup was also tested, he said.
For smooth functioning, the availability of portable ECG Machine, portable X-Ray Machine and USG Machines still needs to be addressed on priority, he added.