ADMINISTRATION SETS UP OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR BANK FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS
PATIENTS CAN TAKE DEVICE FROM RED CROSS BHAWAN ON MINIMAL DAILY RENT, REFUNDABLE SECURITY WITH DOCTOR’S PRESCRIPTION AND GUARANTEE
ADMINISTRATION IS DUTY-BOUND TO HELP THE PATIENTS IN THIS TRYING TIME- DC GHANSHYAM THORI
Jalandhar, May 13(STN) Amidst an unprecedented surge in the Covid cases that have led to the sky-rocketing demand for life-saving gas, the district
the administration led by Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori has set up an oxygen concentrator bank in the Red Cross Bhawan.
Throwing light on its unique initiative, the Deputy Commissioner said that around 30 oxygen concentrators have been kept in the bank and any Covid patient can take it for home use from the bank on doctor’s prescription and guarantee of device’s functioning under his supervision.
Thori said that the oxygen concentrator taker has to pay a minimal daily rent of Rs 200 to the administration and submit refundable security of Rs 5000 to the Red Cross Society. The DC said that the concentrators would be given only after hospital’s prescription and concerned hospital has to ensure machine’s operation under its monitoring adding that the beneficiaries have to arrange for power backup for smooth and uninterrupted oxygen supply to the patients.
He added that if demand exceeds the available stock, the patients can take this facility at the post-Covid recovery ward in the Civil Hospital. A 30-bedded ward has been set up by the administration to facilitate patients require oxygen support, he said.
Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori told that an oxygen concentrator is a medical device that concentrates oxygen from ambient air and this machine captures and filters the air.
He told that with the growing demand for life-saving gas, the concentrators can be useful in the treatment of patients in home isolation having mild symptoms and will be helpful to reduce the caseload on the hospitals. The needy patients can contact the Red Cross Society for concentrators at mobile number 9876502613 or control room number 0181-2224417.