SAYS, NEW PSA PLANT WITH 1000 LPM CAPACITY TO COME UP IN A FEW DAYS
Jalandhar (Amarjit Singh Lovla)
In a bid to keep children from the ill-effects of the Covid-19 in the event of a possible third wave, District Administration gearing up to set up a Pediatric ward (30 beds) including a 10-beds Neonatal ICU (NICU) at Shaheed Babu Labh Singh Civil Hospital Jalandhar as Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori has personally visited the hospital to check the requirements for this new ward so that the same could be forwarded to health authorities within stipulated time-frame.
While visiting the hospital to review the preparedness to tackle the third wave effectively, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori stated that a Neonatal ICU (NICU) was going to be set up here besides reserving more beds for the children. He added that the list of infrastructure and equipment required for the NICU was prepared by the local health officials, which has been sent to the higher authorities of the health department so that the setting up of this NICU and enhancing the beds capacity for children could be accomplished timely.
The Deputy Commissioner also reviewed the progress of construction of a new PSA based oxygen plant with the capacity of 1000 LPM at Civil Hospital. This plant would take the oxygen production capacity of the civil hospital to 1700 LPM from the existing capacity of 700 LPM, he said. Mr. Thori also added that the work of this new plant was going on war-footing and expected to be completed by July 15, 2021.
In another development, the bed capacity in the civil hospital has been increased by 25 percent taking it to 70 beds in the Level-III ICU facility. The DC reiterated administration’s commitment to leaving no stone unturned to serve people during this unprecedented health crisis by providing best of the medical facilities.
Meanwhile, Additional Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh also visited the civil hospital and held meetings with the health officials to oversee the availability of resources to tackle the next wave.