Pingalwara sets up 20-bed Covid ward in Amritsar

Amritsar, May 7

The All India Pingalwara Charitable Society inaugurated a special Covid-19 ward at its premises near the bus stand on Friday. The 20-bed ward has oxygen facility for critical patients. Dr Inderjit Kaur, director, Pingalwara, said the ward has been set up to facilitate the treatment of Covid patients.

“Given the reports of people losing their lives due to shortage of oxygen and unavailability of beds, we were motivated to do something. The ward will offer all services and medical treatment free of cost, including medicine.”

The Khalsa Aid has donated two oxygen concentrators for the ward and the Pingalwara will also be offering free ambulance service. “Our medical team will assist people in home management and treatment of Covid-19. We are running helpline to make residents aware about home isolation and methods to cure patients with mild infection,” she said.

One can contact ar 97814-01140 and 0183-2584713. Apart from this, Col Darshan Bawa, adminsitrator, Pingalwara, will also be available on 98145-35937 for any assistance. — TNS

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