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Civil and Army Officers recce site for COVID hospital in Mohali

The Fact News Service
SAS Nagar, May 14
To augment the overwhelming health infrastructure in the district, the officers of Civil Administration and Army Officers from the Western Command today jointly recced the site for setting up a 100-bed facility for Covid-19 patients in Mohali.
 The initial plan was of setting up a make-shift facility but while the pre-fabricated structure arrives we intend to commence the facility on the second /third floor of the Civil Hospital Mohali in order to provide early respite in the raging pandemic, said Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan.
He informed that the exercise for joint need assessment has begun and pooling of resources with Western Command is being worked out so that a well equipped L2 facility for holistic treatment to COVID 19 patients as per ICMR guidelines be set up.
Various aspects of the set-up including site, deployment of doctors, nurses, paramedics, ambulance service, trained personnel for administration and management of the facility , uninterrupted oxygen supply etc are being looked into, he informed.
With availability of L2/L3 beds hovering around saturation, we seek to make available as many oxygen beds as possible to COVID19 patients, said DC.
Rubbishing aside the reports that due to non-commissioning of make shift hospital in the Mohali, Western Command is now extending support to COVID facility at Rajindera Hospital, Patiala which will be a loss to natives of Mohali, Girish Dayalan said, “Rajindra Hospital is the government L3 facility attached officially with Mohali; any critical COVID 19 patient from Mohali can be referred to Rajindra Hospital. So, by no means Army supporting Rajindra Hospital is a loss to the people of Mohali; in the meanwhile, we are working towards operationalizing a civil-army joint venture.”
Col. Jasdeep Sandhu, Director Civil and Military Affairs, Western command also ruled out the idea of sending staff ear-marked for one district to the other and said that Army will work to provide support to the Civil authorities in combating COVID surge, where ever the need be .

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