No Positive Corona Case reported in Punjab on Saturday, ICUs to be set up in all districts: Balbir Sidhu

Nawanshahr, March 28, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)

The Health Minister Punjab, Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu said that state of art ICUs to be set up in all district hospitals with latest technology machines.

Mr Sidhu who was here to review the situation arose after the increase in Corona Virus cases, added that state had got the 50 new ventilators to meet the demand of district hospitals. Moreover, to handle these ICUs and Ventilators, anesthetic doctors have been put on training with a reputed health institutes.

He said that Nawanshahr District Hospital has already got the two ventilators that would be functional soon after completion of the requisite set up. For the time being to control the situation, we have adequate arrangements with nearby districts in case of any critical situation.

Expressing satisfaction over the initiative taken by the District Administration and Health department to break the chain of transmission particularly in SBS Nagar district, Health Minister said there is still need to check the chain of transmission so that it will timely break before further spreading through continuously follow up of contacts of confirmed cases.

Civil Surgeon Informed the Minister that health department is continuously working on war footing and will work till the end of fight against CORONAVIRUS.

Health Minister while presiding over the meeting in Nawanshahar instructed all private hospitals across the Punjab to provide daily reports of patients suffering from flu. Legal action to be taken against any negligence, he added.

He also reviewed the availability of medicines in the hospitals and assured the proper supply of medicines and requisite equipment for testing in this time of distress.

Mr Balbir Singh Sidhu also asked the district authorities to allow the functioning of the local flour Mills so as to maintain the regular supply of flour to the needy people.

Briefing the today’s report of COVID-19 cases in the state, he said that fortunately there is no positive case today. Punjab has samples of 898, out of which 596 tested negative and 38 positive till day. In SBS Nagar, there are 123 samples tested negative while 19 positive so far.

Review meeting was attended by MLAs Angad Singh Nawanshahr, Ch. Darshan Lal Mangupur, DC Vinay Bublani, SSP Alaka Meena, ADC Aditya Uppal, Civil Surgeon Dr. Rajinder Parshad Bhatia and other officers.

Photo Caption: Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu reviews the arrangements to combat COVID-19 in Nawanshahr.

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