Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, August 4
As part of its measures to ensure the requisite availability of medical infrastructure and treatment to novel coronavirus positive patients, the district administration is set to add another 48 beds for level-II patients, 23 beds for level-III patients and nine ventilators, as six private hospitals will start admission and treatment of Covid patients in Jalandhar from tomorrow.
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Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said four private hospitals including Shrimann Medicity, Joshi Hospital, Gulab Devi Hospital, and New Ruby would start the operations in the building of Gulab Devi Hospital with 22 beds for level-II patients, eight beds for level-III and four ventilators.
Thori said Shrimann Hospital would also begin admitting and treating Covid patients on the premises of Modern Hospital and has earmarked four beds for level-II patients, 12 beds for level-III patients and two ventilators.
Besides, Sarvodya Hospital would also start Covid treatment from tomorrow and has listed 22 beds for level-II patients, three beds for level-III and two ventilators, he said. He said topmost priority was being given to upgrade medical facilities for critical patients to ensure that patients do not get any problem in availing best care and treatment.
Thori said more private hospitals are also coming on board for offering treatment to Covid patients and facilities for level-II and level-III patients are being scaled up in Jalandhar with spike in Covid cases here.
The DC said private hospitals would charge maximum rates as fixed by the Punjab Government for the treatment. He said taking care of the old and vulnerable population with co-morbidities and at high risk of developing severe illness was the topmost priority, appealing to people to not take flu like symptoms lightly and contact doctors soon. He said people should not get panicky as more cases were reported in the city due to aggressive testing.
Hoshiarpur reports six fresh cases
Hoshiarpur: The report of 93 samples was received from the laboratory on Tuesday in the district, of which six persons were found positive, taking the total number of positive patients to 593 in the district. Civil Surgeon Dr Jasbir Singh said the total number of samples taken in the district has increased to 29,695 by adding 480 samples taken on Tuesday. As per the reports received from the laboratory, 28,418 are negative, while 678 reports are awaited. Dr Singh said of six cases found positive today, two are from Mukerian, two from Hoshiarpur city and one patients each from Talwara and Phulgana village. As many as 55 samples have been found invalid in the district. The number of active cases is 64, recovered 512 and the number of deaths is 17 so far. OC
Vajra Stallions in fight against virus
Jalandhar: In view of the rising number of cases of Covid-19 in the city, Delhi Government requested for the assistance from the Indian Army. Seven ambulances from the Vajra Stallions Army Service Corps Battalion have been provided under the ‘Aid to Civil Authority’ at Delhi since June 27. Before the dispatch of the ambulances to Delhi, training was imparted to the drivers by Medical Officer from the local field ambulance unit and they were issued an appropriate set of personal protective equipment. The ambulances are deployed at different districts in the NCR as per notification by Government of Delhi and are extensively being utilised for patient evacuation, transfer of Covid-19 patients from quarantine centre/ hospitals and as mobile Covid-19 sample collection squads. The dedicated efforts of ‘Vajra Covid warriors’ and their spirit of ‘service before self’ has been appreciated by the Delhi government. TNS
2 die of virus, 34 fresh cases in Jalandhar
Jalandhar: The district on Tuesday reported two deaths and 34 new Covid cases, taking the death toll to 66 and the tally of positive cases to 2,614. Seven elderly persons and five minors were among the new cases. The two men, who succumbed to the virus, have been identified as 31-year-old Nitin 31, a resident of Tara Singh Enclave, and 68-year-old Harjit Singh, a resident of Dhann Mohall here. The positive cases also include four members of a family in Adarsh Nagar. TNS
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