‘Fateh kits’ in short supply

NHM workers’ strike hits patients at Abohar

No vax at primary health centres

Raj Sadosh

Abohar, April 27

A family was unable to follow the protocol and had to make own arrangements to carry a suspected Covid patient in an ambulance, after she was referred by the Sub-Divisional Civil Hospital to Faridkot. The workers recruited under the National Health Mission were on strike, the call for which was given by the state association. No work, including vaccination, was done at the PHCs located in Idgah Basti and Seed Farm area.

The health centre at a government school, near the Civil Hospital, was closed after two hours. The situation at the two other centres was similar. Doctors said only 300 Covishield doses were available.

Covid patients said only one “Fateh kit” was being supplied to each family, even when the number of infected persons was three. Pulse oximeter had not been added to the kits, they said.

The staff was arranged from other centres to carry on Covid sampling work at the Civil Hospital here. Santosh Rani of Azeemgarh and Bal Krishan Chalana of Sadar Bazar, who were undergoing treatment at Sriganganagar, succumbed to the virus today. With this, the total number of fatalities here reached 42. As many as 265 positive cases were reported today in Fazilka, and 46 of them belonged to Abohar.

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