To augment the health infrastructure especially in the rural hinterland which has been witnessing a spurt in Covid infections, the district administration today stated that a 50-bedded Covid Care Centre would start its operations from Sant Ishar Singh Memorial Hospital, Rara Sahib (Ludhiana) from May 13, 2021. This centre is being set up to combat the devastating second wave of pandemic effectively.Inspecting the building and other requisite health facilities in the hospital, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma accompanied by ADC (D) Sandeep Kumar, SDM Payal Mankanwal Chahal, Civil Surgeon Dr Kiran Ahluwalia Gill, Senior Congress leader Gurdev Singh Lapran said that this hospital building is an ideal place for starting Covid care Centre and would have 50 oxygen beds Level-I and level-II patients. The Oxygen supply would also be ensured for the treatment here, he added.He stated that the sampling would start in the hospital from tomorrow onwards, i.e. May 12, 2021, to detect the cases and starting treatment at the early stage to prevent them to reach level-II and level III which would save precious lives.He told that the vaccination facility would also be initiated here to ensure a shield to the eligible people from the contagion.
Sharma said that the priority was to take care of old and vulnerable population with co-morbidities that were at high risk of developing severe illness and appealed the people to don’t take the flu-like symptoms lightly and contact the doctors soon. He said that the people should not get panicky as more cases were reported in the city due to aggressive testing by the health department.Deputy Commissioner unequivocally said that though the fresh cases were coming up, the district administration was fully geared up to combat the pandemic and save the people from the scourge of this infection. He said that physical infrastructure for Covid patients was being upgraded on the modern lines to ensure that patients did not face any problems during their stay in the Covid care centres.He said that there was no dearth of funds for tackling this global pandemic and the major focus was only on saving the precious lives of people from the pandemic.Sant Baba Baljinder Singh Ji, Mukhi, Sampardai Rara Sahib offered full support and the hospital to the district administration in the war against the invisible enemy inform of Covid-19.