Separate Labour Rooms for Corona patients in District Hospitals

Chandigarh, July 17, 2020: To ensure against spread of COVID-19 in pregnant women, the
Health & Family Welfare
Department has set up separate
Labour rooms in all
district hospitals in Punjab
for the deliveries of pregnant
women reported positive.
Giving details in a press
communiqué, the Health
Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu
said that to ensure the safety
of pregnant women, COVID
test has been made mandatory
during the third
trimester of pregnancy
under which a total number
of 5929 pregnant women
were tested for COVID
since April, out of which 90
were found positive.
39 deliveries were conducted
successfully in government
facilities as 11 normal
and 28 LS in last three
months.
District Patiala performed
best by conducting 1715
tests of pregnant women,
out of which 61 tested positive
he said, adding that 16
deliveries had been made
safely in Patiala so far.
Besides setting up the separate
Labour Rooms, the
Chief Minister Captain
Amarinder Singh led Punjab
government has also
instructed Civil Surgeons to
establish one dedicated
Operation Theater for
affected patients at DHs as
per SOPs issued in this
regard, he said.
The Minister said that the
entire team of the Health &
Family Welfare department
had been working day and
night to ensure adequate
arrangements for clinical
management, screening,
tracing and testing etc.
The State Government had
fixed the rates of private
hospitals who were providing
treatment facilities to
corona patients.
He said that no stone
would be left unturned to
save the lives of COVID-19
patients during this tough
time of corona pandemic.
He said that as several
strict preventive measures
had been taken by the government,
Punjab has been
able to curtail the number of
corona virus cases compared
to our neighboring
states.
Sidhu said that if everyone
wears a mask at public
places then it is easily possible
to control the community
spread.
He said that, apart from
the lockdown, Punjab was
the first state where wearing
a mask was made mandatory
so as to control community
spread among the high
density population.
He said that now India
has reached at third place
and many states of the
country were badly affected
by the community spread.
He said, that to ensure the
safety of people, it’s time to
ensure strict compliance of
the guidelines concerning
COVID-19 across the State.
He said that it is matter of
satisfaction that when most
private hospitals were refusing
to entertain patients, our
government hospitals had
provided quality healthcare
facilities.

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