Punjab Corona Update : 24X7 helpline for real time bed availability status

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Chandigarh, Apr 23 : The 104 helpline of Punjab Government shall provide 24×7 real time information with respect to availability of beds in the hospitals.

This was decided at a high-level meeting to review the current Covid situation in the State chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday evening.

Expressing concern at the reports about shortage of beds for Covid patients in various parts of the country, the Chief Minister said the current situation was comparatively comfortable in Punjab with respect to availability of beds in the hospitals, both government and private sector.

He asked the Health Department to ensure that 75 per cent beds were reserved in L2 and L3 facilities for Covid care besides imposing a complete ban on elective surgeries so that the hospitals should focus on the treatment of Covid patients.

He appreciated the Western Command for making efforts to dedicate more beds and manpower for Covid care in the Military hospitals in the State.


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