The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, April 22
The Minister of Medical Education & Research Punjab, OP Soni checked on the status of all the COVID patients currently at Government Medical Colleges and Hospitals at Amritsar, Patiala and Faridkot via video conferencing.
He was accompanied by Principal Secretary MER, Director MER, Vice-Chancellor BFUHS and Principal and Medical Superintendents of the three government medical colleges, on Wednesday. He sought details into the cumulative status of all the patients who have been admitted therein.
Further, the Minister looked into the details of the working and up-gradation of the three VRDL labs. He stressed that the capacity enhancement of ventilators and testing is the key to our fight against COVID. The demands were also discussed.
The key decisions related to retention of final year MD/MS students including 400 doctors and other staff were also taken.
In another important decision, almost one-and-a-half times hike in the stipend of the undergraduate medical and dental students has been approved, as per their long-standing demand.