Jalandhar, April 4, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
Joining hands for meeting any sort of unforeseen emergency in wake of Corona Virus, the district administration and Indian Medical Association has put the wheels in motion for creating an ultra modern 20-bedded isolation facility for Covid 19 patients in the outskirt of city.
On the appeal made by the district administration the Indian Medical Association has agreed to set up this facility at Sant Waryam Singh Dahiya (SWSD) Hospital, named after renowned freedom fighter, in village Billi Chauharmi on Jalandhar Moga Highway.
The hospital equipped with ultra modern facilities like operation theatre, X-Ray room and others would have 20 bedded isolation facilities with ventilators and other Intensive Care Unit facilities.
The initiative was a brain child of Punjab President of Indian Medical Association Dr. Navjot Singh Dahiya and former President Dr GS Gill who have roped in renowned hospitals viz. Global Multi-Speciality Hospital, Johal Multi-Speciality Hospital, New Ruby Hospital, NHS Hospital, Oxford Hospital, Patel Hospital, PGI Hospital, Shakuntla Devi Memorial Hospital, Tagore Hospital, Virk Fertility Centre, Carmax Hospital, Nova IVF Hospital and Janta Hospital for providing services.
The Doctors and other staff from these hospitals would be providing their services in this hospital 24X7 for effectively combating the Corona Virus. Apart from it the Indian Medica Association has also asked the Doctors to provide isolation facility in every private hospital also.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Mr. Varinder Kumar Sharma and Senior Superintendent of Police Mr. Navjot Singh Mahal today visited the hospital where this facility was being created. Both the officers lauded the efforts being made by the Indian Medical Association for combating this war against humanity.
The Deputy Commissioner and Senior Superintendent of Police appreciated the humanitarian gesture of the Indian Medical Association in this hour of crisis. They said that it was the need of hour to combat the Covid-19 efficaciously.
Mr. Sharma and Mr. Mahal said that already state of the art Covid facility has been set up in the district to tackle this pandemic. However, they said that the support from the Indian Medical Association would further strengthen the arms of the government machinery in this war against Corona Virus.
On the occasion Dr. Raman Chawla, Dr PS Bakshi, Dr. Jasmine Kaur Dahiya and others were also present.