Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, May 3
Aimed at containing the ferocious second wave of the coronavirus more efficaciously through makeshift Covid hospitals, the district administration has decided to set up 100 level-II beds (50 each) at Government Meritorious School and Community Health Centre (CHC), Jawaddi.
Inspecting both facilities along with municipal councillor Mamta Ashu, Civil Surgeon Dr Kiran Ahluwalia Gill and DMCH expert Dr Bishav Mohan, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma directed the officials to run the facilities as level-II (L2) Covid-care facility and asked them to install piped oxygen supply, beds and ACs and complete other compulsory requirements in both these places.
Deputy Commissioner said both facilities had the necessary infrastructure and these must be utilised for the treatment of level-II patients to reduce the load on the other hospitals and helping them to convert their level-II beds to ICU beds.
The Deputy Commissioner also took a round of various halls there and gave necessary directions to the officials and asked them to ensure Covid-care centre in CHC, Jawaddi, starts by Thursday (May 6) and Meritorious School by next Monday.
Mamta Ashu said she was personally monitoring the entire situation and that more such level-II facilities would be set up in other parts of the district as well.
Varinder Kumar Sharma said the infrastructure in both buildings was being upgraded by roping in industrial associations like the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU), which was funding for the installation of piped oxygen supply lines. Sharma said the district administration was fully geared up to meet any situation arising due to Covid-19 pandemic and there was no dearth of resources. There was sufficient availability of oxygen and necessary drugs. He said the administration needed active support of the public to conquer the second wave of pandemic. He urged people to exercise restraint, not to panic, strictly adher to social distancing, wear mask and maintaining hand hygiene.
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