Captain Amarinder Singh flags off corona mobile testing clinic and ambulance
Focus on testing facilities to people inhabiting far flung and rural areas
Chandigarh: The Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday flagged off a well equipped Corona Testing Mobile Clinic & Ambulance donated by Vikramjit Sahney Chairman, Sun Foundation & International President World Punjabi Organization for State of Punjab.
Explaining the salient features of the mobile clinic to the Chief Minister, Vikramjit Singh Sahni said that mobile clinic is have contact less thermal testing with nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab tests. The fully air conditioned mobile unit also has separate Ambulance zone to evacuate critical patients. It has the potential for sampling of 1000+ people per day at doorsteps of patients especially in Rural & Semi-Urban Areas to achieve Mission Fateh Punjab.
The CM pointed out that this mobile testing bus is need of the hour and would cover remote and far flung areas areas so as to ensure that people inhabiting these regions have access to the testing apparatus which is necessary to identify the people infected in order to break the chain of COVID-19 pandemic.
Notably, at present the State Government has capacity to conduct 24000 tests per day and the target is to achieve the milestone of 30,000 tests by next week.
Prominent among others who were present at the occasion included Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu, Principal Secretary Health Hussan Lal and Special Principal Secretary to CM Gurkirat Kirpal Singh.