2 more lose Covid battle in Amritsar district

Bus deployed to visit affected areas for collecting samples

2 more lose Covid battle in Amritsar district

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 29

Probe Into Substandard PPE Kits Gathers Pace

  • Finally, the inquiry into the alleged purchase of substandard PPE kits by Government Medical College, seems to have gathered pace. The Chief Administrator, Amritsar Development Authority, who has now been assigned the inquiry, has asked GMC officials to appear before it on Tuesday
  • The college had purchased PPE kits from a private firm which, the employees had later alleged, were of substandard quality. However, even after two months, the college authorities had failed to take the inquiry to its logical end

With two more casualties due to Covid-19 reported on Monday, the toll has increased to 41 in the district. The health authorities also reported 22 new positive cases. With this, the total count of positive patients has reached 945 in the district.

The first victim has been identified as 55-year-old Bharat Bhushan of Chowk Passian in the old walled city. He was admitted to Government Medical College. The other victim is 71-year-old Davinder Singh of Sariffpura area. He was admitted to Amandeep Hospital.

Of the new patients, 18 are ILI (influenza-like illness) cases and four are contacts of positive patients. Sandhu Colony reported two ILI cases while Green Avenue, Shivala Bhayyian, 100 Feet Road, Batala Road, Bhagtanwala, Sultanwind Road, Makhanwindi, Katra Jaimal Singh, Varindavan Garden, Batala Road, Tarn Taran Road, Shariffpura, Majitha Road, Katra Bhaggian, Baba Deep Singh Avenue and Katar Nagar reported one each case. Besides, three contacts of a patient from Chheharta and one from the Vigilance tested positive.

So far, the district has discharged 740 patients after complete recovery. Out of the 164 active cases, 116 patients are admitted to hospitals and 48 are home-quarantined.

As the Covid-19 cases are increasing in the city, the administration has converted a bus into a mobile sample collection vehicle which would be sent to affected areas to collect samples. The bus fitted with a glass partition would enable medical staff to collect samples of suspected patients without getting exposed. Officials stated that now the suspected patients from the affected areas would not require visiting hospitals for giving samples. The bus would start its operations from Tuesday.

Top Stories

Defence Council approves acquisition of fighter aircraft, missiles worth Rs 38,900 cr

Defence Council approves acquisition of fighter aircraft, missiles worth Rs 38,900 cr

Equipment to be manufactured in India; involve several MSMEs...

Eastern Ladakh standoff: Chinese side says progress made, India for quick end to build-up

Eastern Ladakh standoff: Chinese side says progress made, India for quick end to build-up

We expect China to ensure expeditious restoration of peace a...

Marines should be tried in Italy for Indian fishermen’s killing: Hague court

Marines should be tried in Italy for Indian fishermen’s killing: Hague court

Agrees kin of killed fishermen entitled to compensation

NHRC asks J-K, Ladakh to inform it about custodial deaths within 24 hrs

NHRC asks J-K, Ladakh to inform it about custodial deaths within 24 hrs

Encounter deaths to be reported within 2 days; seeks complia...

Lightning kills 31 in UP, Bihar; flood claims 1 life in Assam as Mumbai braces for heavy rain

Lightning kills 31 in UP, Bihar; flood claims 1 life in Assam as Mumbai braces for heavy rain

In view of the IMD alert, Mumbai Police have advised citizen...

Cities

View All