Don’t refuse admissions, Mohali pvt hospitals told

Try accommodating patients in L2 till availability of L3 beds: DC

Don’t refuse admissions, Mohali pvt hospitals told

Cops stop an overloaded three-wheeler at the Chawla Chowk checkpoint in Mohali on Tuesday. Vicky

Sanjay Bumbroo

Tribune News Service

Mohali, May 4

The Mohali administration today asked private hospitals not to refuse admission to critically ill and try and accommodate patients in a lower facility till vacancy is created at the higher level.

“Declining admission and sending a critical patient back home will be distressing and may even prove fatal. However, admission to a lower facility and being under medical supervision may render a patient some opportunity to recover,” said Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan.

The DC though pointed out that such admissions should be done with the approval of patients’ attendant.

Taking an opportunity to thank the philanthropists for offering their support, Daylan divulged that the district administration had been receiving numerous offers from the residents and they were willing to set up four or five, even 10-bedded facility for Covid patients requiring L2 care.

“We appreciate your magnanimity and your earnest desire to support your brethren. Hat’s off to the Punjabi spirit of sharing and caring. However, I would like to inform that an isolation centre with a capacity less than 50 beds would be difficult to sustain given the paucity of medical/paramedical staff,” said Dayalan.

“Any support for a 50-bed or above facility with adherence to Covid guidelines is most welcome. Contact Civil Surgeon to get the certification for the site,” he added.

The DC today held a meeting with the SDMs and the doctors posted at sub-divisional level to address the issues faced in combating Covid.

He also approved mortuary fridges at sub-divisional hospitals for Covid deaths occurring late at night.

Daylan also authorised hiring of three funeral vans, one each for Mohali, Kharar and Dera Bassi sub-divisions, to prevent trauma to the families waiting for dead bodies to be taken to cremation ground.

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