IMA, administration to set up 20-bed isolation facility in Nakodar

IMA, administration to set up 20-bed isolation facility in Nakodar

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Ashok Kaura

Nakodar, April 6

Joining hands for meeting any sort of unforeseen emergency in the wake of coronavirus, the district administration and the Indian Medical Association has put the wheels in motion for creating an ultra- modern 20-bed isolation facility for Covid-19 patients on the outskirts of Nakodar city.

On the appeal made by the district administration, the Indian Medical Association has agreed to set up this facility at Sant Waryam Singh Dahiya (SWSD) Hospital, named after renowned freedom fighter in Billi Chauharmi village on the Jalandhar-Moga highway near Nakodar. The hospital equipped with ultra modern facilities like operation theatre, X-ray room and others would have 20-bed isolation facilities with ventilators and other intensive care unit facilities. The initiative was a brain child of Punjab president of Indian Medical Association Dr Navjot Singh Dahiya and former president Dr GS Gill, who have roped in renowned hospitals viz. Global Multi-Speciality Hospital, Johal Multi-Speciality Hospital, New Ruby Hospital, NHS Hospital, Oxford Hospital, Patel Hospital, PGI Hospital, Shakuntla Devi Memorial Hospital, Tagore Hospital, Virk Fertility Centre, Carmax Hospital, Nova IVF Hospital and Janta Hospital for providing services.

The doctors and other staff from these hospitals would be providing their services in this hospital 24X7 for effectively combating coronavirus. Apart from it, the Indian Medical Association has also asked the doctors to provide isolation facility in every private hospital also. Meanwhile, Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma and Senior Superintendent of Police Navjot Singh Mahal on Sunday visited the hospital where this facility was being created. Both the officers lauded the efforts being made by the Indian Medical Association for combating this war against humanity.

The Deputy Commissioner and Senior Superintendent of Police appreciated the humanitarian gesture of the Indian Medical Association in this hour of crisis. They said it was the need of the hour to combat the Covid-19 efficaciously. Sharma and Mahal said already state of the art Covid facility had been set up in the district to tackle this pandemic. However, they said the support from the Indian Medical Association would further strengthen the arms of the government machinery in this war against coronavirus.

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