Take call on mini-Covid care centres in three days: Chandigarh Administration

Take call on mini-Covid care centres in three days: Chandigarh Administration

A mini-Covid care centre in Sector 34, Chandigarh. - File photo

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 14

The UT Administration has asked voluntary organisations to take a decision on six mini-Covid care centres within three days.

Considering the threat of possible third wave of Covid-19, UT Adviser Dharam Pal has requested the voluntary organisations to continue with the temporary closure of mini-Covid care centres and retain the premises up to October 31.

Yashpal Garg, Nodal officer for mini-Covid care centres

During the second wave of Covid-19 in April and May, mini-Covid care centres with oxygenated beds were set up by six voluntary organisations. These centres provided free-of-cost medical care from qualified doctors and nurses, medicines and food to Covid patients, without any financial support from the Administration.

“Due to a sharp reduction in the number of Covid patients since last week of June, mini-Covid care centre have been temporarily closed and kept in a standby mode till September 30,” said Yashpal Garg, nodal officer for mini-Covid care centres.

“Now, the organisations have been given options to close the centres and vacate the premises or continue with the temporary closure of the centres and retain the premises with own security arrangements for items/installations, up to October 31,” he said.

“However, considering that retaining the centres will involve certain financial implications, the Adviser has left the final decision on these organisations to opt for either of the options in next three days,” he said.

During the second wave of Covid-19 in April and May, mini-Covid care centres with oxygenated beds were set up by voluntary organisations, said Yashpal Garg.

These centres provided free-of-cost medical care from qualified doctors and nurses, medicines and food to Covid patients, without any financial support from the Administration, he said.

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