Stocks sufficient for at least two months available in all hospitals: Principal GMC

Stocks sufficient for at least two months available in all hospitals: Principal GMC

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 03: Principal Government Medical College Srinagar Dr Parvaiz Shah Tuesday reiterated that all associated hospitals of GMC have sufficient stocks of medicines to last for at least two months adding that further stocks that will last for another six months will be received before the end of the current month.

The Principal said the IRCS J&K approached his office and offered to supplement stocks of specific kinds of medicines. He clarified that the offer was accepted but stressed that no requisition was made to the organisation.

Dr Parvaiz Shah said the drugs mentioned in the IRCS communication are available with GMC hospitals in abundance adding that stocks of all drugs including vitals, essentials and lifesavings are sufficient for a period of two to three months at minimum with some of them being available for six months.

Giving details, he said 2,68,343 number of vials of different kinds of antibiotics including Cefuroxime and Amikacin injections and 3000 vials of Paracetamol infusion are available with the GMC adding Vicryl is available for at least five months.

It should be noted that hospitals in Kashmir receive major chunk of supplies from the J&K Medical Supplies Corporation Limited. First half of annual supplies sufficient for first six months are still sufficient to last for around two months. The second half will be received before October as usual.