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Six hospitals to start covid treatment from aug 5: Ghanshyam Thori

surinder vyas | August 05, 2020 01:37 PM

JALANDHAR:As part of its measures to ensure the requisite availability of medical infrastructure and best possible treatment to novel coronavirus positive patients, the district administration is set to add 48 more beds for level-II, 23 beds for Level-III and nine ventilators as the six private hospitals will start admission and treatment of the Covid patients in Jalandhar from Wednesday (August 5).

Divulging the information, The Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said that four private hospitals including Mann Medicity, Joshi Hospital, Gulab Devi Hospital, and New Ruby would start the operations in the building of Gulab Devi Hospital with 22 beds for the Level-II patients, eight beds for level-III and four ventilators from Wednesday.

Thori said that Shrimann Hospital would also begin the admitting and treating Covid Patients from tomorrow in the premises of Modern Hospital and has earmarked four beds for the Level-II patients, 12 beds for level-III and two ventilators.

Besides, Sarvodya Hospital would also start COVID treatment from tomorrow and has listed 22 beds for the Level-II patients, three beds for level-III and two ventilators, he added.

He said that the topmost priority is being given to upgrading the medical facilities for critical patients to ensure that patients do not get any problems in availing best care treatment.

Thori said that more private hospitals are also coming on the board for offering treatment to the COVID Patients and facilities for level-II and Level-III are being scaled up in the Jalandhar with a spike in the COVID cases here.

The Deputy Commissioner said that private hospitals would charge on the maximum rates as fixed by the Punjab Government for the treatment.

He said that the topmost priority was to take care of old and vulnerable population with co-morbidities that were at high risk of developing severe illness and appealed the people to don’t take the flu-like symptoms lightly and contact the doctors soon. He said that the people should not get panicky as more cases were reported in the city due to aggressive testing.

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