Army to run 84-bed L2 Covid facility at Rajindra Hospital

Hospital will provide infra & medicines while staff & docs will be from force

Army to run 84-bed L2 Covid facility at Rajindra Hospital

The Covid patient load has increased manifold at Government Rajindra Hospital. Tribune Photo

Tribune News Service
Patiala, May 10

To assist in handling the pandemic situation at Government Rajindra Hospital, doctors and paramedics of Army will take over one of the floors of the Covid ward of the health facility. An Army team led by seven doctors will take over the second floor of super specialty building, which is a Covid ward of Rajindra Hospital, tomorrow morning.

Confirming the development, HS Rekhi, Medical Superintendent, said, Army doctors would run 84-bed L2 facility at Rajindra Hospital. He further added that the hospital would provide only infrastructure and medicines.

“They Army will bring their allied staff. We will have to provide just infrastructure and medicines,” he said.

Notably, Covid patient load at the hospital has increased manifold over the past few days.

Meanwhile, the daily death toll at the Covid isolation facility of the Government Rajindra Hospital continues to rise. Around 38 coronavirus patients, including four suspected, succumbed to the disease at the isolation wing of the hospital while only nine were discharged during the past 24 hours.

Of 38 patients, who succumbed to the disease, 12 were from Patiala and five from other states.

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