First time in four months, Patiala’s Rajindra Hospital reports no COVID death

Doctors say it is a positive sign, credit improved patient care for the development

First time in four months, Patiala’s Rajindra Hospital reports no COVID death

Government Rajindra Hospital in Patiala. File Photo

Tribune News Service 

Patiala, October 8

For the first time in last four months, Government Rajindra Hospital here on Thursday reported no COVID-19 death. 

The hospital that has in the past reported around 25 COVID deaths in a day did not report a single casualty due to the virus in the last 24 hours.

Hospital authorities claimed that it was for the first time that the hospital did not report a COVID death ever since the pandemic broke out.

They claimed that it was an outcome of an improved patient care at the COVID ward. 

Notably, the hospital has reported over 600 coronavirus deaths so far. 

Dr Rajan Singla, Principal, Government Medical College (GMC), Patiala, said that it was a positive sign. “The development shows that we have worked really hard. We ensured that consultants, doctors and nurses visited the COVID ward regularly. Besides, CCTV cameras have been installed to monitor patients,” he said.

The authorities concerned informed that there were currently 88 patients in the hospital’s COVID ward. The hospital has a 600 bed facility for COVID patients – the highest in the state.

However, one of the nodal officers at the COVID ward said, “The situation automatically improves when there is less patient load. Moreover, the patients are better taken care of when doctors have less pressure.” 

Pertinently, around 350 doctors are dedicated to Covid care and have been performing their duties at the isolation ward.

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