Patiala's Rajindra Hospital installs CCTV cameras in Covid wards

123 cameras to keep vigil on patients, doctors

Patiala's Rajindra Hospital installs CCTV cameras in Covid wards

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Patiala, September 30

Amid allegations of lack of patient care, the management of Government Rajindra Hospital has installed 123 CCTV cameras in the Covid wards.

The decision comes days after a woman was found unattended on the stairs of the Covid ward. She had died within a few hours of being rushed to the ICU. Dr Rajan Singla, Principal, Government Medical College, said 123 CCTV cameras have been installed in both the Covid-19 buildings at the hospital. A mike system will also help improve the coordination among the Covid staff and to handle emergency situations.

“With the CCTV cameras in place, we will be able to keep an eye on each and every patient. It will help us extend better care to Covid patients,” he stated. Sources said senior doctors blamed the lack of coordination among the staff was blamed for lack of patient care. Notably, OP Soni, Medical Education minister, had also pointed out the lack of coordination therein. — TNS

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