Punjab Government ramps up bed capacity at Covid care centres - ECAS Punjab

Punjab Government ramps up bed capacity at Covid care centres

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 24

The state government has enhanced its Covid care capacity for mild and asymptomatic persons under the age of 60 with the operationalisation of new level-1 Covid care centres (CCCs).

The centres already set up in 10 districts will have a total capacity of 7,520 beds. Similar centres, with 100 beds each, will be opened soon in the remaining 12 districts.

7,520 beds available in 10 districts

  • The care centres already set up in 10 districts will have a total capacity of 7,520 beds.
  • Similar centres, with 100 beds each, will be opened soon in the remaining 12 districts.

A spokesperson for the Chief Minister's Office said the new CCCs, which had already been made functional in 10 districts, were in Jalandhar and Amritsar with 1,000 beds each, Patiala with 470 beds, Bathinda with 950 beds, Ludhiana with 1,200 beds, Sangrur with 800 beds, Gian Sagar Hospital in SAS Nagar, Mohali, with 500 beds, Chandigarh University with 1,000 beds, Pathankot with 400 beds, and Fazilka and Faridkot with 100 beds.

Meanwhile, the isolation centres, with a capacity of 7,000 beds, are being run in meritorious schools and other institutions. The bed capacity can be increased to 28,000 beds, if the cases surge further. The centres are being managed by the district administrations and the Health Department.



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