District administration enhances bed capacity for co-morbid and critical patients
Adds more 75 beds for level-II and 70 beds for level-III in Jalandhar –DC GHANSHYAM THORI
Jalandhar, August 22- Further strengthening its medical and health care infrastructure in Jalandhar to deal with the spike in covid cases and minimizing the Case Fatality Rate (CFR), the District Administration has now added more 75 beds for level-II and 70 beds for level-III category patients on Sunday.
These additional new beds have pushed the capacity to 629 beds for the level-II category and 240 beds for level-III category patients in Jalandhar.
Giving further details, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said 12 new private hospitals have come forward for the treatment of Covid patients besides some earlier health institutions have increased bed capacity.
Among new private Covid treatment facility, he said, Mann Medicity Hospital along with Altis Hospital, Bath Hospital, Vasal Hospital, Apex Hospital and Ghai Hospital have jointly give 30-beds for level-II and 40-beds for Level-III in the premises of Mann Medicity Hospital, Aastha Neuro Centre has provided five beds for level-II and one for level-III, Central Hospital has agreed for four beds for level-II, three beds for level-II by Akem Hospital, Vasal Hospital has offered four beds for level-II and two for level-III in its premises, Doaba Hospital has earmarked eight beds for level-III patients, three beds for level-II in Handa Neuro Hospital, four beds for level-II by Nupun Nanda Hospital, two beds for level-II by Randhawa Child Hospital and Goodwill Hospital two beds for level-II and Level-III category patients respectively.
Thori said that mow PIMS has offered strengthened its bed capacity for level-II category from 14 beds to 30 beds, Kidney hospital has given two more beds for the same category, Noble Mission Hospital has augmented bed infrastructure for critical patients and added new 11 beds for level-III patients and Innocent Heart Hospital along with Vedanta Hospital have arranged six more beds of level-III patients.
He said that complete details of bed occupancy and ventilators have been provided on Live Covid-19 dashboard on www.jalandhar.nic.in and one can also contact on 0181-2224417 helpline and seek information about the availability of beds in the Jalandhar government and private hospitals.
Deputy Commissioner said that the private hospitals would charge on the maximum rates as fixed by the Punjab Government for the treatment.
He said that the 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.
He added that Shaheed Babu Labh Singh Civil hospital has 284 beds for level-II and 56 beds in ICU for the treatment of level-III category patients. He said that more high flow nasal oxygen therapy machines, multipara monitor, pulse oximeters, infusion pumps, suction machines and others are being purchased for the Civil hospital to ensure best possible care for the serious patients.