Mission Fateh: Expert panel called “sanjivani group” formed of leading city doctors: DC
First such expert panel of the state
Ludhiana: The Ludhiana administration in collaboration with a team of medical experts has launched an initiative called “Sanjivani” under the Mission Fateh of the Punjab government. The top medical experts for this initiative are Prof Bishav Mohan, Prof Rajesh Mahajan, Dr Sandeep Chhabra, Dr Vipin (DMC Ludhiana), Prof. HS Pannu (Director, Fortis Hospital, Ludhiana), Prof. Mary John (CMC, Ludhiana), Dr Gurpreet Singh (Critical Care Expert, Apollo Hospital, Ludhiana) and Dr Hitender Kaur Sohal (SMO Civil Hospital, Nodal Officer COVID, Ludhiana).
This team assured the residents that adequate beds are available in the district for the patients. To ease the bed location for the patients, the Ludhiana administration has also developed a mobile app, along with a weblink where residents can check real time status of vacant and filled beds in all hospitals on official web link “https://ludhiana.nic.in/notice/covid-19-bed-status-in-ludhiana-district/".
Accompanied by members of the Sanjivani group, Deputy Commissioner Mr Varinder Kumar Sharma and Commissioner of Police Mr Rakesh Kumar Agrawal today interacted with the residents through a Facebook live session on the official page of District Public Relations Office, Ludhiana.
He further assured that irrespective of any hospital (government or private) where the COVID patient is admitted, the treatment will be monitored and overseen by this expert panel as and when needed by the treating physician. Additionally, this panel will be visiting Level 1 facility and Civil Hospital and monitor the shifting of patients to Level 3 facility if medically required. Apart from this, the expert panel has volunteered to update the Ludhianavis about COVID on a regular basis.
The panel members emphasised on the fact that we all are in this together and it is on everyone of us to fight the fear and stigma around COVID. They requested not to fall for false information and fake news and also maintain social distancing and proper wearing of masks. They also requested Covid patients not Panick and choose the appropriate hospital as per requirement so that beds are available to critically ill patients in tertiary care hospitals.
During the Facebook live session, all the participants also answered questions of the residents.