Tuesday, June 15, 2021

punjab health

GoI's orders to Cap Covid Vaccine Prices for Private Hospitals is Late & Hasty Decision: Balbir Singh Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Health & Family Welfare Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu said that Central Government's order of Capping of Covid Vaccines Prices at Private Hospital is a hasty and late.

Two new Urban Primary Health Centers to be set up in SAS Nagar

CHANDIGARH: In view of the growing population in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, basic health facilities would be provided to every corner of the modern city. These views were expressed by Punjab Health & Family Welfare while laying the foundation stone of two Urban Primary Health Centers at Sector-69 and Sector-79. These centers would come at a cost of Rs 1.07 cr.

Punjab Health Department recruited 11,200 Medical & Paramedical staff under Ghar Ghar Rozgar Yojna': Balbir Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Health infrastructure got a shot in the arm as Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu today handed over appointment letters to 16 Medical Officers (Specialist).

Punjab WSS department to give 3000 Oxygen Concentrators to PHSC : Razia Sultana

CHANDIGARH: In view of the third possible COVID-19 wave and in order to ramp up the oxygen infrastructure in Punjab, the department of Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) has procured 3000 oxygen concentrators (OC) from international market with assistance of the World Bank. These oxygen concentrators are procured from a leading company and can work at 10 litres per minute (LPM).

Parminder Singh Dhindsa demands CBI probe into vaccine scam

CHANDIGARH: Senior leader of Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukat), MLA and former Finance Minister, Parminder Singh Dhindsa while coming down heavily on the Punjab Government said that at a time when the priority of the State Government should have been saving every precious life, they are busy selling the vaccination to private hospitals just to earn profit worth crores.

The need for collective action to save the environment - Deputy Commissioner. Sidhu

GURDASPUR: If we are not aware of the need to take care of the environment today, future generations will be cursing us and today we need to work together to keep the environment clean and tidy. This was disclosed by Deputy Commissioner. Guralwaleen Singh Sidhu launched the 'Mission Healthy Punjab' campaign in the district during the district level function.

Balbir Sidhu inaugurates COVID Fast Testing Machine at District Hospital SAS Nagar

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Health & Family Welfare Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu on Friday inaugurated the COVID Fast Testing Machine (ID Now) at District Hospital SAS Nagar. This machine has donated by PATH, a US-based non-profit organization.

Punjab Launches 'SAANS' campaign to Prevent & Treat Pneumonia in Children

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Health & Family Welfare Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu on Wednesday launched SAANS campaign (Social Awareness & Action to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully).

Oxygen Cylinders will be issued to patients after discharge if advised by the doctor: Balbir Singh Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: To meet the oxygen requirements of patients recovered from COVID-19 in hospitals, Punjab Government has decided to allow the distribution of Oxygen Cylinders for use at home said Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu, Health and Family Welfare Minister, Punjab. District authorities have been allowed to issue oxygen cylinders to those patients who require low oxygen assistance for few days after discharge from the hospital.

Punjab Health Minister Releases Guidance Document for Tuberculosis Elimination in 2021-25

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Health & Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu today released the Guidance Document for Tuberculosis Elimination in Punjab during 2021-25 which represents the department's goal towards ending TB by 2025 in the state.

Strict action to be taken against private hospitals for overcharging COVID patients: Balbir Singh Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Health & Family Welfare Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu said that the Government will take stringent action against the hospitals which are taking advantage of the COVID-19 patients by overcharging them for treatment.

Punjab Government establishes 4 new laboratories to conduct free of cost dengue test

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Health Minister Punjab Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu dedicated 4 new Laboratories for free testing of Dengue to the people of the State on the occasion of National Dengue Day on 16th May. The new labs have been made functional at Sub-divisional Hospital Kharar, Rajpura, Abohar and Jagraon.

Health Minister appeals agitating NHM employees to resume their duty on Monday in larger public interest

CHANDIGARH: With the surge in pandemic in the state, the Punjab Health Minister Mr Balbir Singh Sidhu today appealed the agitating employees of National Health Mission to resume their duties from Monday (tomorrow) in larger public interest.

‘Remdesivir Injection Monitoring Centre’ establishes to stop black marketing: Balbir Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: On the directives of Punjab Health Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu, the Food & Drug Administration has established the ‘Remdesivir Injection Monitoring Centre’ at the Head Office to stop black marketing.

Civil Surgeons to ensure screening of symptomatic patients in rural areas: Balbir Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: To ramp up the screening of symptomatic persons on war footing especially in rural areas of Punjab as well as to take stock of preparation being made at Govt. & Private COVID Care Centres, a virtual meeting was held on Saturday by Health Minister Punjab, Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu, with the Civil Surgeons of 11 Districts namely Ludhiana, SAS Nagar, Patiala, Bathinda, Sangrur, Mansa, Ferozpur, Ropar, Barnala, Muktsar and Fatehgarh Sahib.

Health Minister condoles death of SMO Pushpinder Kumar

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Health Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu, on Wednesday, condoled the death of Dr. Pushpinder Kumar, Senior Medical Officer, CHC, Bhikhi.Mr. Sidhu said that it is unfortunate that the Health Department has lost it's front line warrior in fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. He said that Dr. Kumar was suffering from co-morbidities and tested positive COVID-19 on dated 23.04.2021 He was admitted in ICU at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College, Faridkot on 26.04.2021 after he started feeling breathless. He said that Dr. Kumar was recovered and shifted to general ward where he again felt sick after 3-4 hours and took his last breath on 27th April.

Punjab Health Minister Appeals people to visit hospital before converting mild infection of COVID-19 into severe disease

CHANDIGARH: Stressing upon the need of early diagnosis as well as treatment of coronavirus, Health Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu today appealed to people even with mild symptoms visit healthcare facility immediately before converting mild infection of COVID-19 into a deadly disease. He said that as per record, 1,85,000 COVID-19 patients have been recovered in home isolation following the guidelines and simple treatment recommended by health experts.

Covid victims from Delhi will be treated without any discrimination: Punjab Health Minister

BHOLATH (Kapurthala): Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said that Punjab Government would provide treatment to covid patients coming from Delhi and any othet part of the country without any delay or discrimination.

Punjab CM sends SOS for oxygen to center for 2nd time in two days

CHANDIGARH: With Oxygen supplies in the state depleting fast, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday sent another SOS letter to Union Health & Family Welfare Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, for the second time in two days, for urgent increase in allocation of quota.

20 ICHHs set up and makes treatment free for Hemophilia patients: Balbir Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to ensure the best care to Hemophilia patients of the state, the Punjab Government has established 20 Integrated Centers for Haemoglobinopathies and Hemophilia (ICHH) over the last four years, besides making necessary treatment available free of cost to all the registered Hemophilia patients in all the districts. This was disclosed by Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu on “World Hemophilia Day”.

Punjab Health Department appoints 50 specialist Doctors in the ongoing recruitment drive

CHANDIGARH: In a major fillip to the Punjab Health infrastructure Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu today handed over appointment letters to 50 Medical Officers(Specialist).Out of these 12 are Medicine Specialist, 21 Anesthesia specialist,13 Pediatricians, 4 chest and T.B. specialists.

Private hospitals to postpone elective surgeries till 30th April for Covid-19 management

CHANDIGARH: Principal Secretary Health and Family Welfare, Punjab Mr. Hussan Lal here today chaired a virtual meeting with private hospitals of the state for COVID-19 management. He urged the private hospitals on board for COVID-19 treatment to defer the elective surgeries at least till 30th April to meet the rising number of demand for Covid beds.

Prominent Sikh farmer leader Rajinder Singh Badheri gets first dose of Corona Vaccine, said : everyone should have it

MOHALI: Prominent Sikh farmer leader, President of Chandigarh unit of All India Jatt Mahasabha and National Delegate of Mahasabha S. Rajinder Singh Badheri today administered the first dose of corona vaccine at Gracian Hospital, Mohali. Remember that corona dosage has been introduced for people over the age of 45 from April 1.

Punjab Health Director Dr. G.B.Singh bereaved, father passes away

Punjab Health Director Dr. G.B.Singh bereaved, father passes away

Chief secretary gets first dose of Anti-Covid vaccine, feeling fine

CHANDIGARH:In order to dispel hesitancy and misconceptions about anti-Covid vaccine and encourage the people to get themselves vaccinated, Punjab Chief Secretary, Ms Vini Mahajan, on Thursday took the first dose of the vaccine at a special camp, which she inaugurated at Punjab Civil Secretariat-1 here.

Inform immediately to Civil surgeons about covid-19 cases: Balbir Sidhu to Pvt Labs & Hospitals

CHANDIGARH: Amid rising number of COVID-19 cases in the State, Punjab Health & Family Welfare Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu said it was compulsory for all labs and hospitals to immediately inform respective Civil Surgeon offices for notifying COVID-19 affected persons in order to strengthen the containment measures.

Punjab Health Minister honours Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. for cancer care work

CHANDIGARH: Health & Family Welfare and Labour Minister Punjab Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu today honoured Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (Swaraj Division) for its high octane Corporate Social Responsibility manifested through widespread cancer care work covering the districts of Mohali, Patiala, Bhatinda and Chandigarh.

Punjab Health Minister suspends five officials for helping six persons to get govt job with forged documents

CHANDIGARH: Taking action against five erring officials/employees in the matter of forging documents for getting government jobs on compassionate grounds in Tarn Taran district, Punjab Health Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu today issued the order to suspend them with immediate effect.

Punjab CM trashes BJP charge on rejection of covaxin by state as complete lie and political propaganda

MOHALI:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday trashed the Bharatiya Janata Party’s allegation of Congress-ruled states rejecting Covaxin as a complete lie and part of the ruling party’s false and politically motivated propaganda.

Common cadre of Punjab Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education and Research depts to be bifurcated

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday gave approval to the bifurcation of the common cadre of the departments of Health & Family Welfare and Medical Education & Research.

Balbir Sidhu questions AAP alliance with ‘khass’ Kulwant Singh

MOHALI: Setting aside its fake tall claims of representing ‘common man’ , AAP has come into a poll alliance with Mohali former Mayor, Kulwnat Singh who is among Punjab’s most rich ‘khass’ people. Sukhbir Singh Badal also seems to be involved in this conspiracy and together they all want to capture Mohali Municipal Corporation.``

Mohali Property Dealers Asso announces support to Congress

MOHALI: In a major development, Mohali Property Dealers Association on Thursday has announced support to Congress party in the coming Mohali MC elections.

Shot in arm for Cong as Agarwal Samaj announces support

MOHALI: Congress received a shot in arm as Agarwal Samaj, Mohali  on Sunday announced its full support to party  candidates in 50 wards for the upcoming Mohali MC elections.

Mohali MC poll: Balbir Sidhu addresses 25 election meetings

MOHALI: Intensifying Congress campaign for Mohali MC elections,  Punjab Health Minister and local sitting Congress MLA, Balbir Sidhu on Sunday addressed over 25 elections meetings in support of party candidates including Rishab Jain, Raj Rani Jain, Kulwant Singh Kaler , Vineet  Malik, Prabhjot Kaur Sidhu, Baljit Kaur and Ravinder Singh.

BJP, SAD two sides of a same coin: Balbir Sidhu

MOHALI: “BJP and SAD are two sides of the same coin So it’s useless to expect anything from them  as far as the welfare of the common man is concerned. Thus in the Mohali MC election, it is necessary to teach them a lesson for their anti-man policies by defeating their candidates and Azad group and AAP party with big margins.”

Health Minister hands over appointment letters to 36 Medical Laboratory Technicians

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Health & Family Welfare Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu today handed over appointment letters to 36 medical laboratory technicians.
Disclosing more about this here today the Health Minister said that under the 'Ghar Ghar Rozgar' an employment scheme of Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh, out of the total 98 posts of medical lab technicians published, today appointment letters were given to 36 candidates. While the remaining selected candidates will be given appointment letters as soon as possible. 

Balbir Sidhu says, Centre must provide free COVID vaccine for all without any discrimination

CHANDIGARH: Under the visionary leadership of Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh, Punjab state has been very proactively in taking prompt decisions with regard to day-to-day management of COVID-19 pandemic and Centre Government should provide free of cost Corona vaccine to Punjab in a stipulated time. It was stated by Health and Family Welfare Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu during a press conference held at Punjab Bhawan, Chandigarh here today.

Fujifilm India donates modern digital X-Ray machines to Punjab health dept

CHANDIGARH: Giving impetus to the efforts of Punjab Health Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu to a robust health infrastructure of the state, the Fujifilm India Gurugram donated four modern Japanese X-Ray machines to the Health and Family Welfare Department of Punjab.

World AIDS Day: Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu presides over state level function in Ludhiana

LUDHIANA: To mark the World AIDS Day, a state-level function on the theme “Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility” was organised at Kingsville Resort here on Tuesday.

Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu honoured with Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Memorial award for fighting corona

CHANDIGARH; Punjab Health Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu, on Friday, was conferred with Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Memorial Award for leading the state health institutions to fight Corona pandemic by Baba Banda Singh Bahadur International Foundation's President and Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation (PSIDC) Chairman Mr. Krishan Kumar Bawa.

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