Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, May 13
Today, 1,335 persons from Ludhiana tested positive for Covid while 25 lost their lives to the virus. Total positive cases from Ludhiana district have now reached 72,401 while the death toll has reached 1,663.
On Thursday, active cases in the district were 12,266 and 58 patients were on ventilator of which 40 were from Ludhiana and 18 from other districts.
Those who tested positive today include six undertrials and five healthcare workers. As many as 294 persons are still to be traced.
The patients who lost their lives today include 17 men and eight women, belonging to urban and rural areas of the district.
Meanwhile, Civil Surgeon Kiran Gill had asked Covid survivors to contribute to the war against the virus by returning pulse oximeters.
The state government had taken an initiative last year to provide free ‘Fateh kits’ to home isolated patients with an aim to providing effective medical care to patients affected by Covid-19.
The kit included pulse oximeter, steamer, digital thermometer, medicines and masks as well as medicines and awareness material for treatment.
Now, Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu has appealed to people to return their oximetres after recovering from Covid. The state government has so far distributed pulse oximeters to over one lakh people of the state. The surge in the number of Covid cases in the state is making it difficult for the government to cater to such a large number of patients.
The Civil Surgeon appealed to people of Ludhiana that recovered patients who had previously received pulse oximeters in their Fateh kits should return them to their nearest government health facility so that the Health Department could sanitise them and make them available to home-isolated Covid positive patients..
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