The number of COVID-19 patients in Punjab is increasing day by day. As a result, there is a shortage of medical equipment for home-quarantined patients.
Seeking the cooperation of the recovered patients in filling this gap, Dr. Harjot Kamal, MLA Moga, has requested to send the pulse oximeter and other medical equipment to the Health Department in this critical situation.
He said that last year the Punjab government had taken the initiative to provide ‘Corona Fateh Kits’ to the patients in solitary confinement to provide effective medical care to the patients affected by COVID-19. The kit included pulse oximeters, steamers, digital thermometers, medicines, masks as well as COVID-19 related medicines and treatment awareness materials available to the patients in solitary confinement at home.
He said that the Punjab government has so far distributed pulse oximeters to more than one lakh people of the state. Due to the recent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases across the country, the availability of new pulse oximeters has come down drastically, making it difficult for the government to procure COVID-19 patients.
He urged all the patients who had earlier received these pulse oximeters and have now fully recovered from covid. They should send the pulse oximeters back to their nearest government health facility so that they can be sanitized by the health department and made available to positive patients at home.
He appealed to all the residents of district Moga to come forward in this hour of need and cooperate with the Punjab government and district administration. These devices can be deposited to Asha Workers, at Dispensaries, Primary Health Centers, Health Wellness Centers, CHCs or Civil Hospital Moga. He also appealed to contribute to making Mission Fateh successful initiated by Punjab Government.