Police set up help desk at DMCH to ensure admission of Covid patients

Initiative taken after hospital faced allegations of not admitting patients suffering from disease

Police set up help desk at DMCH to ensure admission of Covid patients

Nikhil Bhardwaj

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 5

As fingers were raised against the DMCH for not entertaining Covid patients, the Ludhiana police took an initiative for the convenience of persons suspected of suffering from the disease. An exclusive help desk has been set up at the hospital to help coronavirus patients in all respect.

The initiative is the brain child of Police Commissioner (CP) Rakesh Agrawal. ADCP-III Sameer Verma is responsible for making the desk successful. He will ensure that no corona patient is denied admission not only at the DMCH but also at any eligible hospital of the industrial hub.

While talking to the Tribune the ADCP-III said, “This help desk will remain open day and night. At the help desk, two members of the Ludhiana police, three doctors of the Civil Hospital and the staff of the DMCH will attend corona patients.”

“The help desk will have records of available beds at the DMCH or any other hospital in Ludhiana. If bed is available at the DMCH then help desk members will ensure that corona patient does not face any inconvenience and he/she is admitted hassle free,” the ADCP-III added.

“If in any case, bed is not available at the DMCH then help desk members will ensure that patient is admitted to any other hospital in Ludhiana,” the ADCP-III said.

“The help desk will immediately arrange ambulance to shift patient. Two PCR cops will also accompany the ambulance to clear rush on road. Desk will update senior police and health officials about the admission of patient,” the ADCP-III added.

“I will personally monitor working of the desk so that no patient faces any inconvenience,” the ADCP-III said.

Notably, a few days a Youth Akali Dal (YAD) team led by its district president Gurdeep Singh Gosha had staged a protest outside the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) for denying treatment to patients. The YAD protested against Chief Minister Captain Amarinder and the DMCH management.

Gosha had alleged that the death of patient exposed that the DMCH had denied bed and treatment to him as a result of which he died.

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