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Patiala takes lead to establish 24x7 Oxygen Bank
'Oxygen on Wheels' Launched on Saturday
Patiala, May 1, 2021: Amid the surge in COVID cases, to ensure the uninterrupted supply of oxygen, as per the directives of Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, district administration, Patiala today took a unique initiative by launching 'Oxygen on Wheels' service.
Disclosing this, here, today, Deputy Commissioner, Kumar Amit said that if any private or government hospital of district needs oxygen in case of emergency then this 24x7 oxygen bank service would be available for immediate delivery of oxygen there.
Kumar Amit further said that although there was no shortage of oxygen in the hospitals of Patiala district, the district administration has decided to reserve oxygen cylinders for making these available to any private or government hospital in an emergency. To deliver the oxygen cylinders in an emergency, the 'Oxygen on Wheels' service would be proved beneficial for all of us to sort out any problem related to oxygen in the district immediately.
The deputy commissioner appealed to the people of Patiala to follow the instructions issued by the government from time to time to curb the spread of pandemics so that we can save precious human lives. He said that if anyone has any symptoms related to COVID, he/she should immediately go to his nearest health center and get his/her COVID tested done so that the spread of the disease could be stopped.
He recommended home-isolated COVID patients when their oxygen saturation get lower than 94 percent, body temperature increase above 100.5, pulse rate shoot above 120 per minute, blood sugar level cross above 200 or decrease below 70, and in addition, blood pressure shoot above 130/90 or below 100/70, feel shortness of breath, heaviness in the chest, the color of lips change or having any other kind of discomfort then must consult a doctor or call 104/112 immediately.
He said that the district administration has set up helpline numbers 0175-2350550 for inquiries regarding COVID and helpline numbers 62843-57500 for oxygen-related queries.