Hospitals follow their own menu, protocols: Div Com
DC Sgr says patients will get same special food that they got on Eid-ul-Fitr
31: There will be no Eid celebration for hundreds of patients fighting COVID-19 in hospitals across Jammu Kashmir.
Mir Mudasir a resident of HMT Srinagar, who is battling COVID-19 at SKIMS, Soura says that there would be no Eid for him and his family.
“I was detected positive after I visited the market with my friends last week following which I developed COVID-19 symptoms and landed in an isolation centre of the hospital,” he said.
According to him, there would be no Eid for patients admitted in hospitals.
"Our families are worried, there is fear everywhere, and there is no question of celebrating Eid in hospitals,” he said.
Shaheena Begum of Srinagar downtown, who has been put under isolation at a Srinagar hospital, said: "Who can celebrate Eid here when COVID-19 fear has engulfed the entire world. We are counting every moment. When will we be out of this chaos. There are people who died in front of our eyes. We can only pray to the almighty Allah."
Begum said although the hospital administration had put all arrangements in place "who can give you the love that your family does”.
“It will be a different Eid as our families are worried and distressed about our condition. It is a different world here and there is no hope of joy in hospitals,” Begum said. “Our children are praying for our return and I am hoping that my next COVID test returns negative.”
Yaqoob Habib, whose COVID-19 test returned positive after he had gone for a picnic along with his friends, expressed similar feelings.
Yaqoob has been in isolation at GMC Baramulla.
Although I am feeling better now, my family is worried about my condition.
“I was hopeful that my quarantine would get complete before Eid ul Adha but my second test report is still awaited,” he said. “I will celebrate my Eid on the day when I reach home and see my ailing parents who are concerned about my health."
Regarding any special arrangements for the COVID-19 positive patients and their attendant in hospitals on Eid, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang Kondbarao Pole told Rising Kashmir that hospital across J&K had their own menu and protocols which they follow.
However, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said around 372 persons from Srinagar had been discharged during the past four days and there had been no new admissions in COVID Care Centers in view of the revised policy.
“Symptomatic persons are in the hospitals. For Eid, we provided Eid special kits and food to nearly 6000 persons in quarantine,” he said.
As per the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, at NIT rapid test centre all of the patients except 10 persons had been released while at Rangreth only half a dozen may be retained.
Choudhary said there would be just 20 to 22 people retained in all three COVID Care Centers.
“All our guests will get the same special food that was provided on Eid-ul-Fitr," he said.