Jalandhar, August 03, 2020: In a bid to further augment the medical facilities in Shaheed Babu Labh Civil Hospital for level-III Covid patients who need ICU care and ventilators, the district the administration has decided to upgrade existing infrastructure from 28-beds to 52-beds for serious patients.
With the surge in the number of Covid cases in Jalandhar, The Deputy Commissioner Mr Ghanshyam Thori has written to Secretary Health and Managing Director, Punjab Health Systems Corporation (PHSC) for equipment and additional staff required for operating the upgraded infrastructure to tackle the cases efficaciously in Jalandhar.
Disclosing more details, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said that the district administration is fully geared up to effectively deal with the further spread of Coronavirus,
He said that the administration has demanded 24 fowler beds, 22-bed side screen, five multipara monitor, 19 pulse oximeter, six syringe infusion pumps, three suction machines, six crash carts, three Laryngoscope, 10000 glucometer strips, 30 Non-Re-Breathing Ventilation Mask, one domestic refrigerator and water cooler, two instrument trolley, 100 face shields, 50 OT gowns, besides the list of the staff required for the upgraded infrastructure has been sent to the Secretary Health department and Managing Director PHSC.
He said that these medical facilities for critical patients would be upgraded on the modern lines to ensure that patients do not get any problems in availing best care treatment.
He said that that the major focus was only on saving the precious lives of people from the pandemic.Thori that it was the moral duty of all of us to fight this war against Covid 19 effectively with better coordination with all key departments in this war.
The Deputy Commissioner said that situation was under control and people need not to get panicky and urged them to strictly adhere to the health and Covid safety protocols, including two-yard distancing, proper wearing of masks, washing hands frequently, taking care of the elderly etc.