The Fact News Service
Jalandhar, December 29
The handing over of state-of-the-art Burn Ward and RT-PCR testing lab to Civil Hospital is on the cards as both projects are ready to provide healthcare services to people.
The 14-bedded ‘Burn Ward’ has been equipped with ultra-modern facilities, which could be extended to 19-bed having all advanced technology for medical assistance to patients in exigency. This newly constructed Burn Ward is fully air-conditioned and having complete gas pipeline for the facilitation of patients.
The Jalandhar Central MLA Raman Arora, Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh accompanied by Civil Surgeon Dr Raman Sharma and team of senior doctors today took a round of burn ward, upcoming RT-PCR testing lab and oxygen plants. Deputy Commissioner pointed out that the burn ward being constructed by the Punjab Health System Corporation at the cost of Rs 1.25 crore. Once this ward, located in trauma centre, become operational with the dawn of new year, this will be a big facility for burn critical patients, he added.
The MLA & Deputy Commissioner also went to the new laboratory constructed by the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot with a capacity of 1000 RT-PCR test per day. The Medical Superintendent Dr. Rajiv Sharma apprised that this laboratory was coming up at old orthopaedics ward, which would provide reports of RT-PCR tests on the very same day. The lab created at a 600-square feet area will have a 10 members of testing staff besides a Doctor and supporting staff to conduct the tests smoothly in a systematic manner. Dr. Rajiv Sharma pointed out that this lab would be handed over to Civil Hospital shortly, which was be functional within a few days after that.
MLA Raman Arora also asked the authorities to get the Red Cross Medicine Shop opened in the Civil Hospital premises in case the Jan Aushadi Kendra could not be made functional for some time. Medical Superintendent also assured the Deputy Commissioner that all facilities would be made available within given time and that the Hospital administration is fully geared to get the new units operational.
District Family Planning Officer Dr. Raman Gupta, District Immunisation Officer Dr Rakesh Kumar and others were also present on this occasion.