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Punjab: 100 bed COVID care ICU all set to start in SHKMGMC

An official spokesperson of the Department of Medical Education and Research said on Tuesday that as per the instructions of the GoI triple-layer oxygen planning has been done in medical colleges and the constituent hospitals.

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Chandigarh: Ensuring the availability of state-of-the-art healthcare facilities even in the deepest pockets of the state, the state government has successfully set up 100 bedded critical COVID-ICU at the Shaheed Hasan Khan Mewati Government Medical College (SHKMGMC) located in the outskirts of Nuh in Nalhar, officials said on Tuesday.

This hospital will cater to the medical needs of patients from adjoining NCR region, Alwar, Mathura, Rewari and Palwal as well, easing off the burden on other health institutes in this area.

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An official spokesperson of the Department of Medical Education and Research said on Tuesday that as per the instructions of the GoI triple-layer oxygen planning has been done in medical colleges and the constituent hospitals. Taking steps in this regard the state government through the Department of Medical Education and Research has started this 100 bed ICU where Liquid Medical oxygen tank of 10,000L capacity along with 3000LPM capacity PSA plants along with 1026D-type oxygen cylinders have been installed in Nalhar Nuh.

He said that the existing capacity of Gas Manifold has been augmented to cater to the need along with the Medical Gas pipeline work. During the second COVID wave there was a rush of thousands of patients from the Delhi-NCR region towards Haryana especially in adjoining districts to seek medical care, he said. Considering such demand the existing capacity has been augmented and 100 bed Critical COVID care ICU has been set up to meet the rising requirements and needs of the people.

Thus, this completes the oxygen triad for COVID patients care. The first is the PSA plant, the second is the Liquid Oxygen tank and the third is D-Type cylinders. In case of demand for oxygen, the same will be pressed into the service as and when the need arises, he added.

He said that man and material is the desired combination that is required to achieve the goal of providing superlative healthcare facilities. Thus, ventilators and equipment along with drugs and consumables have been purchased to make it functional. In addition to this equipment, 143 SRs (Senior Resident doctors) have already joined Government Medical Colleges (GMC) along with 54 more specialist doctors as faculty have been offered to join as well.

Further, the recruitment of 275 staff nurses is under process along with the recruitment of 85 more faculty of specialist doctors which will commence soon. With such large skilled manpower, the state government is ready to meet any eventuality in the days to come where ever and whenever the need arises.

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