Tribune News Service
Rohtak, July 21
The Rohtak PGIMS will soon have a nuclear medicine centre to provide PET scan facility and a linear accelerator unit to ensure precise and accurate treatment of cancer patients.
These are among the four projects costing Rs 31 crore slated to be launched by Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij remotely on Thursday. The other two projects are a community centre and a two-storey convention hall.
Hospital to have 1,200 oxygen-supported beds
As many 1,200 of the 2,080 beds at Rohtak PGIMS will now be oxygen supported. no shortage of oxygen in case the third wave of Covid-19 strikes
“The Health Minister will also dedicate two oxygen plants – one with a capacity to generate 1,000 litres of oxygen per minute and the other generating 833 litres of oxygen per minute – apart from a medical gas pipeline project costing Rs 6.25 crore,” said Prof OPKalra, the Vice-Chancellor of Pt Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences (UHS), Rohtak.
He asserted that there would be no shortage of oxygen in case the third wave of Covid-19 struck, pointing out that 1,200 of the 2,080 beds at Rohtak PGIMS will now be oxygen supported.
Addressing a news conference here today, Dr Kalra disclosed that YouWeCan, a non-profit organisation established by Indian cricketer and cancer survivor Yuvraj Singh, was in the process of setting up a 100-bed ICU at Rohtak PGIMS, of which 64 beds would become functional by the end of this month.
“With a view to tackling the third wave, a 600-bed facility, including 400 oxygen-supported beds, 100 ICU beds and 100 normal beds is being created for children,” the Vice-Chancellor stated.
He, however, cautioned that the third wave could affect adults too, maintaining that there was no room for complacence, although a sizeable population of the country had been vaccinated for Covid and antibodies were found among a major chunk of people.
UHS registrar Dr HK Aggarwal, Dean (Academic Affairs) Dr SSLohchab and PGIMS Medical Superintendent were also present.
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