Jalandhar District gets three new health centres

Jalandhar District gets three new health centres

Punjab Health, Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu and MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh during the inauguration of three CHCs in Jalandhar on Tuesday. Photo: Malkiat Singh

Jalandhar: Amid rising number of Covid cases, Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu today inaugurated three new Community Health Centres (CHCs) in Dada Colony, Basti Guzan and Khurla Kingra, established at a cost of Rs 16 crore. A total of 80 beds in these CHCs include 30 beds each in Dada Colony and Basti Guzan and 20 in Khurla Kingra.

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They have been equipped with piped oxygen supply. Accompanied by Member of Parliament (MP) Chaudhary Santokh Singh, MLAs Pargat Singh, Sushil Kumar Rinku, Rajinder Beri, Avtar Singh Junior Bawa Henry, Hardev Singh Laddi Sherowalia, DC Ghanshyam Thori, Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar and Mayor Jagdish Raj Raja, the Health Minister said the Covid bed capacity for level-II patients had now increased to 364 in government health sector, of which 284 beds were being utilised in the Civil Hospital. Appealing to the people not to take flu-like symptoms lightly and immediately contact nearby health facility, he asked them to get tested for Covid so that the spread of the contagion can be halted. He said people were reporting late to the doctors hence their condition further deteriorates. The minister also said that the state government would provide 50,000 free of cost Covid care kits to active patients in hospitals and home isolation to ensure better care for them. He said the kits would include an oximeter, digital thermometer, face masks and necessary tablets. TNS

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