Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 30
Amid spiralling COVID infections and deaths, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday mentioned plasma can be supplied freed from price by the state authorities to all these in want, a press launch by the state authorities learn.
Captain Amarinder directed the Health Department to strictly be certain that COVID-19 sufferers weren’t charged for plasma remedy and that no one was allowed to purchase or promote plasma, which has confirmed a life-saver in lots of circumstances within the absence of any remedy for COVID-19.
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh additionally appealed to the recovered COVID sufferers to come back ahead to avoid wasting the lives of others. He urged DCs and well being division officers, throughout a COVID administration overview video-conference assembly, to encourage such sufferers to donate plasma. Currently, there have been round 10,000 recovered COVID sufferers within the state, he mentioned, including that his authorities’s precedence was to avoid wasting each life in Punjab.
The Chief Minister requested the Health Department to expedite establishing of two new plasma banks at Amritsar and Faridkot, to complement the one already operational in Patiala. He was knowledgeable by Minister OP Soni that the approvals for the brand new banks had already been acquired and tenders had been being floated for procurement of apparatus, the press launch additional learn.
Expressing concern over the growing variety of circumstances within the state, Captain Amarinder Singh additionally requested Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu to ship a viable proposal for earmarking 10 beds in all district hospitals for remedy and care of gentle/minor circumstances of an infection. The Health Minister had earlier proposed such devoted facility in all of the civil hospitals of the state.
The Chief Minister additionally requested the DCs to make sure correct coordination and care within the tertiary services for the very sick sufferers and in addition work carefully with the devoted nodal officers appointed in 5 districts with the best caseload. These officers have been tasked with making certain high-quality remedy in session with consultants led by Dr KK Talwar.
Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan urged that every one discipline officers, together with DCs and SSPs, ought to stay at their headquarter cities even at night time for the subsequent two months, as this was a essential interval for Punjab, with a projected spike throughout this time. These officers are anticipated to be accountable for the scenario always, she added.