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Tuesday, 15 September 2020

PGI to get 20 more ventilators shortly

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 14

To cope with the rush of patients, the PGI will soon get 20 more ventilators.

During a review meeting on the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr Jagat Ram, Director, PGI, stated that the number of ventilators at the institute had now increased to 45.

'Antigen test at GMCH-32 soon'

  • Dr BS Chavan, Director-Principal, GMCH, Sector 32, stated that they were going to start antigen test shortly. They had already received 2,000 kits for antigen test from the Administration.

"These good quality ventilators from the BEL are working fine," he said, adding that the PGI was likely to receive 20 more ventilators from the Central Government.

He stated that they had 269 Covid patients at the Nehru Hospital Extension. Of them, 82 belonged to Chandigarh, 80 to Punjab and 38 to Haryana.

Dr BS Chavan, Director-Principal, GMCH, Sector 32, stated that they were going to start antigen test shortly. They had already received 2,000 kits for antigen test from the Administration.

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Dr Jagat Ram, Director, PGI

The number of ventilators at the institute has now increased to 45. These good quality ventilators from the BEL are working fine. The PGI is likely to receive 20 more ventilators from the Centre.

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UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore presided over the meeting. While expressing satisfaction, he said vulnerable senior citizens in the city had mostly followed the guidelines and stayed indoors. He appealed to all residents to maintain self-restraint and not to come out, unless absolutely necessary. The Administrator stated that the onus was now on the residents to keep themselves safe by strictly following the Covid protocol.

Badnore directed for more information, education and communication (IEC) activities for making the citizens aware of hygienic practices and wearing mask.

He also directed Commissioner KK Yadav and Director Health Services Dr G Dewan to ensure that there was regular fogging and spray on water bodies to prevent water-borne diseases.



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