Punjab sets up experts panel for better clinical management, check mortality rate

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh |

Updated: April 17, 2020 12:25:38 am

Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu stated the state would set an instance for others to observe in combating the outbreak. (File)
HAVING RECORDED extra COVID-19 deaths than the nationwide common, Punjab has set up a committee of experts for better clinical administration of sufferers and checking the mortality rate. The committee will help treating docs in taking choices whereas managing sufferers.

State Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu stated common webinars are being performed for docs concerned in therapy of COVID-19 sufferers to carry them up to this point relating to the most recent therapy tips. He stated the state would set an instance for others to observe in combating the outbreak.

Sidhu stated that within the 4 districts declared as hotspots — Mohali, Nawanshahar, Jalandhar and Pathankot — well being employees on the frontline are always engaged on a warfare footing to hint the contacts of affected folks, which is the one approach to curb the unfold of this extremely contagious illness. He stated Punjab was nonetheless within the second stage of the pandemic.

“As of at this time, we’ve got one of many foremost examples of Nawanshahar, the place the state authorities has efficiently damaged the chain of coronavirus and the variety of sufferers froze at 19 on March 26. Of the 19 sufferers, 17 sufferers have been cured,” stated the well being minister.

Speaking concerning the containment plan, he stated wherever there are clusters, the world inside a radius of three km is sealed. Surveillance is finished to go looking for symptomatic individuals and testing is performed. If anybody assessments constructive for COVID-19, they’re instantly rushed to isolation facilities. All necessities are offered on the doorstep.

He stated an analogous technique was being carried out in 24 hotspots of 9 districts recognized by the state authorities, whereas particular consideration is being paid to Mohali and Jalandhar the place until date, a better variety of instances have been reported. Besides taking samples of contacts, 1,00zero speedy take a look at kits have been given to each districts.

Highlighting the preparedness of state authorities, Sidhu stated almost 5,186 isolation beds have been recognized in authorities and personal well being amenities with round 480 ventilators and 1,101 ICU beds accessible for the identical.

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