Chandigarh, July 28
COVID-19 testing will start on the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bathinda with an preliminary capability of 180 checks a day, and in a month’s time, will probably be elevated to 500 a day, in accordance with a Punjab authorities launch issued on Tuesday.
Inside a month, a 30-bed Stage-II COVID Care Facility would additionally develop into useful on the hospital, it mentioned.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday chaired a gathering to overview the hospital’s COVID care preparedness, the discharge mentioned.
The assembly was attended by AIIMS-Bathinda’s Govt Director and Chief Govt Officer Dinesh Kumar Singh and different officers.
Describing AIIMS-Bathinda as a extremely prestigious institute of Punjab, Amarinder Singh mentioned the well being institute could be of immense profit to a lot of sufferers within the Malwa belt of the state.
Malwa is a area of Punjab south to river Sutlej.
The Chief Minister assured officers from AIIMS-Bathinda all assist from the state authorities to facilitate COVID care on the hospital, the place some ancillary development work has been delayed as a result of novel coronavirus pandemic.
Officers knowledgeable Amarinder Singh that the hospital is about to launch MRI, CT-SCAN and X-RAY services quickly.
Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan mentioned the state authorities would lengthen all assist to the institute to place COVID care and different important infrastructure in place to strengthen Punjab’s struggle towards the pandemic.
On the development of a flyover to attach the NH-54 to AIIMS-Bathinda, she mentioned the federal government was taking on the matter with the Nationwide Freeway Authority of India. PTI