79 more private hospitals to provide critical care in Punjab

79 more private hospitals  to provide critical care in Punjab

A govt employee gets the vaccine in Jalandhar. Malkiat Singh

Chandigarh, April 7

Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said the state government has added 79 new private hospitals to the list of tertiary care centres to provide treatment in the five most-affected districts of the state. He said the inflow of patients in critical conditions was higher in Amritsar, Ludhiana, SAS Nagar, Jalandhar and Bathinda districts.

The minister said these districts required more hospitals that were compliant as per the expert committee criteria for providing an optimal level of tertiary care to the Covid patients. He said hospitals recommended by the expert committee and the

hospitals which had submitted self-declaration from these five districts had now been authorised as tertiary care hospitals for the treatment of critical patients.

He said with the daily cases rising, the government was providing optimal level 2 and 3 hospital facilities in the state. Patients are getting free treatment in all government hospitals and critical patients who are referred to private hospitals from government facilities are also being treated free. — TNS

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