Punjab

DURING THE CORONA PERIOD, 62 LAKH OUTDOOR PATIENTS ATTENDED IN GOVT HOSPITALS: SIDHU

September 15, 2020 05:48 PM

Abohar (Face2News)

Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said that during the Covid period 62 lakh outdoor patients who were suffering from other diseases were also attended in government hospitals in the state.

While visiting the sub divisional civil hospital here today, he said that every effort was being made by the government for the prevention of coronavirus. He discussed the situation with Civil Surgeon Dr Bhupinder Kaur, SMO Dr Gagandeep Singh and Nodal officer Dr Sahib Ram. District Youth Congress ex-president Sandeep Jakhar was also present.

Sidhu said that during the period of Corona, necessary arrangements were made so that the treatment of patients suffering from other ailments is not affected. Separate arrangements have been made for the care of Covid patients.He said that the state government was recruiting 928 doctors in the state out of which 500 were expected to complete formalities soon. Walk-in interviews are underway for the recruitment of 428 doctors.

Sidhu said that during the period of Corona, necessary arrangements were made so that the treatment of patients suffering from other ailments is not affected. Separate arrangements have been made for the care of Covid patients.

He said that the state government was recruiting 928 doctors in the state out of which 500 were expected to complete formalities soon. Walk-in interviews are underway for the recruitment of 428 doctors.

Referring to Covid, he appealed to the symptomatic people to get tested immediately; the test is free in government hospitals. If a positive tested person does not have any serious symptoms or any other serious illness then he/she can complete the treatment at home isolation.

The minister visited various wards of the hospital and interacted with the patients and got their feedback on the facilities being provided here. When told that Akali Dal president and MP Sukhbir Badal had neglected Abohar hospital in corona related facilities, Sidhu said an ambulance equipped with a ventilator will be made available here besides other facilities.

 
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