290 ventilators not being put to use: Manoranjan Kalia

290 ventilators not being put to use: Manoranjan Kalia

Manoranjan Kalia. File photo

Jalandhar: Ex-BJP minister Manoranjan Kalia has written to Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh expressing his concern over the Covid-related issues. In his communiqué, he mentioned, “The second Covid wave is more severe than that of the previous one. The Covid patients requiring Level-III care are increasing day-by-day.” He said, “The Centre had sent 290 ventilators worth Rs 30 crores last year. The Health Department is yet to unpack them for use. The reason for not using the said ventilators is that the

Punjab Government is yet to recruit a trained staff or train the available staff which can put the said ventilators to use. It shows the callous and casual behavior of the Congress government which failed to prepare itself for the second wave of Covid. The capacity of the both government as well as private hospitals providing level-III care is bursting to its seams. There are many government hospitals in Punjab where the ventilators are either out of order or the trained staff which can put the ventilators to use is not available.” TNS

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