Other private hospitals may also contact his office to inform about the requirement of the ventilators –DC Ghanshyam Thori
Jalandhar, August 26, 2020: Stepping its efforts to extend wholeheartedly support to the private hospitals for ensuring better treatment of crucial Covid patients, the district administration is set to give 21 invasive ventilators to four private hospitals at free of cost.
The four hospitals include Innocent Hearts Multispecialty Hospital, Shrimann Multispecialty Hospital, Mann Medicity and Cardionova Hospital and Capitol Hospital. These hospitals have approached Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori and sought the ventilators for the treatment of the Covid patients.
Deputy Commissioner said that two ventilators would be given to Innocent Hearts Multispecialty Hospital, four to Shrimann Hospital, nine ventilators to Mann Medicity and Cardionova Hospital and six to the Capitol Hospital.
He said that these hospitals have around 77-beds for level-III category and 78-beds for level-II patients.
Disclosing further details, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said private hospitals have to utilize the ventilators for the management of Covid patients who are in need of critical care and emergency cases.
He said that private hospitals have to ensure availability of specialized manpower to operate lifesaving medical equipment in their premises.
He said other private hospitals may also contact his office to inform about the requirement of the ventilators following which the ventilator would be provided as per the need.
The Deputy Commissioner said that this decision had been taken to tackle the rising cases effectively and private hospitals have been also been complaining about the shortage of ventilators to treat the critical patients.
Thori said that the hospitals have to maintain the ventilators in functional condition.
Deputy Commissioner stated that Punjab Government led by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh was committed to strengthening health infrastructure in the state to tackle the infection efficaciously as part of Mission Fateh program.
Earlier, the district administration had provided six ventilators to the Gulab Devi Hospital, from where few private hospitals were taking this facility for the treatment and ensuring best possible care to the people infected with the novel coronavirus.