Mohali DC asks Private hospitals not to refuse patients for hospitalization
Mohali, May 4, 2021:
Intending maximum respite to the patients requiring critical care, Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan suggested Private Hospitals in the district to not to refuse hospitalization to the critical patients. “L3 patient may be accommodated/admitted in L2 till the next discharge from L3, subject to the approval of patients’ attendant; declining admission and sending critical patient back home will be distressing and may even prove fatal while admission in a lower facility and being under medical supervision may render him some opportunity to recover,” opined Dayalan.
Taking an opportunity to thank the philanthropists for offering their support, Deputy Commissioner divulged that District Administration has been receiving numerous offers from the people of the city that they are willing to set up 4 to 5, even 10 bedded facility for COVID patients requiring L2 care. “We appreciate the magnanimity of your heart and your earnest desire to support your brethren; Hat’s off to the Punjabi Spirit of sharing and caring; however, would like to inform that an isolation centre with capacity less than 50 beds would be difficult to sustain given the paucity of medical/paramedical staff,” said Girish Dayalan. “Any support for a 50 bed or above facility with adherence to COVID guidelines is most welcome; contact Civil Surgeon to get certification of the site,” he added.
In the meanwhile, in a meeting held with the SDMs and the doctors posted at sub-divisional level to redress the issues faced in COVID combat, Deputy Commissioner approved mortuary fridges at sub divisional hospitals for unfortunate COVID deaths occurring late night. He also authorized hiring of 3 funeral vans per subdivision to prevent trauma to the families waiting for dead bodies to be taken to cremation ground.