Mohali, May 16
Facing a shortage of oximeters, the district health authorities today urged those cured of Covid-19 to return the device provided to them in the Fateh kit so that it could be given to those currently infected.
Civil Surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur said since the Covid cases shot up across the country of late, the availability of pulse oximeters came down drastically, which made it difficult for the government to procure these for new patients.
She said the government started providing ‘Corona Fateh Kits’ to isolated patients last year for an effective medical care. She said the kit included a pulse oximeter, steamer, a digital thermometer, medicines and masks as well as Covid-19 awareness material.
So far, the state government had given away pulse oximeters to over one lakh persons, she added.
Dr Adarshpal Kaur said in view of this, the recovered patients were urged to return the pulse oximeters to their nearest government health facility. These would be sanitised and given to those in home isolation. — TNS
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