Health centres to have 100% piped oxygen supply, says DC

Health centres to have 100% piped oxygen supply, says DC

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, July 5

To meet the demand of adequate infrastructure amid rising Covid cases, the administration has ensured adequate Covid facilities, including 100 per cent oxygen supply at three urban community health centres, in the district.

DC Ghanshyam Thori on Sunday said: “100 per cent piped oxygen supply would be ensured for 100 beds in three urban CHCs, including Basti Guzan, Dada Colony and Khambra, for which necessary arrangements would be made.” He said the facility would be provided to these CHCs by using corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds.

Presently, level 1 Covid centre is available at the 500-bedded Meritorious School in Jalandhar whereas the 340-bedded Civil Hospital in Jalandhar acts as a level 2 and 3 Covid facility. In addition to this, patients under isolation are also being housed at the IMA facility at Shahkot and at NIT Jalandhar.

The district administration is also deliberating upon making use of DAV institutions and universities in case of any contingency. With 645 people testing positive in the past 35 days, the district administration is gearing up to meet any sort of Covid exigency. The DC had also recently floated tenders for additional beds and other Covid services required in the district.

Presiding over a meeting here at his office in the District Administrative Complex, the Deputy Commissioner said the move was aimed at meeting any sort of urgency in the coming times. Thori said the local Sub Divisional Magistrates would visit these CHCs and make the necessary arrangements for the completion of work.

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