Exclusive ward for infected youngsters at ESI Hospital

Exclusive ward for infected youngsters at ESI Hospital

UT Adviser Manoj Parida during the inauguration of a 25-bed paperless mini-Covid care centre at Sri Aurobindo School in Sector 27, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Tribune News Service

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 12

As more youngsters are infected with the coronavirus in the second wave, the UT Administration has allocated a separate ward for such patients at ESI Hospital.

Since the new corona strain is affecting young persons, UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore has directed earmarking of an exclusive ward for such patients. ESI Hospital, which has a paediatric wing, will now be utilised for the purpose, said an official spokesperson.

Badnore thanked the Central Government for making available the infrastructure of ESI Hospital to the UT Administration. The Centre had recently handed over the 70-bed ESI Hospital to the UT to treat Covid patients.

Mini-Covid facility at Sri Aurobindo School

UT Adviser Manoj Parida on Wednesday inaugurated a 25-bed mini-Covid care centre at Sri Aurobindo School in Sector 27. The Adviser inspected the facility before it was opened.

Set up jointly by BeSure Buddy and Sri Aurobindo Society, the facility is equipped with all necessary equipment and medical supplies.

Sartaj Lamba of BeSure Buddy said Covid was spreading fast and more such facilities by private enterprises would help provide the necessary medical support to patients.

Arvind Mehan, Trustee Chair of Sri Aurobindo Society, said the premises had been provided to help patients recover in peace with dedicated oxygen supply, on-site monitoring and clinical and nursing attention.

On the occasion, BUDDY Care App for the Covid centre was launched to map beds with patients and doctors to go paperless. Reports of the patients would be available on the app.

The society has employed 15 staff members, including two doctors, staff nurses, cleaning and administrative staff, to take care of the patients.

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