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In 2020, SKIMS-Bemina pays for 12 ventilators, gets 4 only, reveals RTI Reply

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Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Bemina got only four ventilators while the hospital had paid for the procurement of 12 ventilators last year, reveals a reply to the Right to Information query.

The official figures state that the SKIMS Bemina had submitted a payment for procuring 12 ventilators; however from March to November 2020, it had received and installed only four.

As of now, SKIMS Bemina has received and installed two units of MRI compatible ventilators (Transport)—Model: Parapac Plus 310 (Smiths Medical) and two units of portable ventilators—Model: Meditec 1700 manufactured by Meditec England.

This information was revealed by the Materials Manager Officer (MMO) of SKIMS Bemina in a reply to Right to Information (RTI) queries.

Meanwhile, the department also said that a total number of 1469 COVID-19 positive patients were admitted and examined and 75 deaths were recorded from 01-03-2020 to 30-11-2020.

SKIMS officials also said that it resumed OPD services from November-02-2020 and in month 1182 OPD patients were seen.