Tribune News Service
Patiala, May 11
Amid the rising Covid deaths at Government Rajindra Hospital here, Deputy Commissioner Kumar Amit paid a surprise visit to the Covid ward today. The Covid Care in-charge, Surbhi Malik, accompanied him.
The hospital today reported around 26 deaths, including a suspected death, at the isolation wing in the past 24 hours.
Officer condemns propaganda against hospital
Deputy Commissioner Kumar Amit termed the malicious propaganda against this apex institute in a section of the social media irrational, far away from reality and totally unwarranted.
Wearing a PPE kit, the Deputy Commissioner, along with other officers, inspected the arrangements at the Covid ward and interacted with patients.
The Deputy Commissioner said the hospital was serving humanity in right earnest by ensuring quality treatment to Covid patients in this hour of crisis. He said it was gratifying to see that the entire team of doctors, para medical staff, sanitary workers and others were serving humanity zealously.
He claimed that the premier institute was serving the people of not only Patiala but also the entire Malwa region and other states.
Kumar Amit termed the malicious propaganda against this apex institute in a section of social media as irrational, far away from reality and totally unwarranted.
Notably, attendants of positive patients protested outside the Covid ward alleging a lack of patient care at the hospital.
During the inspection, the DC found doctors, nurses and ward attendants were performing their duty diligently, and patients were being cared for. Cleanliness at the ward was up to the mark and extra efforts on ensuring cleanliness in the ICU floor were visible. Cleanliness in washrooms was found to be satisfactory and attendants were on standby. The officers asked the staff to adopt a humane approach while dealing with the kin of patients.
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