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Young IAS officers to lead war against virus

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Chandigarh, July 28

Amid increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the state, the Punjab Government has appointed young IAS officers as nodal officers in Amritsar and Patiala to effectively manage the rising caseload in two Government Medical Colleges, as well as coordinate with private sector hospitals providing tertiary level Covid care.

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday also tasked the IAS officers with coordinating between the hospitals in the respective districts and the state government’s expert health advisory committee, headed by Dr KK Talwar, besides managing the day-to-day functional needs and challenges related to testing, isolation, hospitalisation, treatment and discharge.

Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan has also directed all DCs to identify dynamic young officers in their districts to track Covid-19 patients and coordinate their treatment and care and ensure timely and efficient healthcare facilities. Mahajan said the officers functioning as the one-point contact for all Covid-related needs across hospitals and organisations, including Covid care centres, isolation centres, quarantine facilities, ambulance services, the process of managing the crisis would become seamless and smooth for the patients and their families. — TNS

from The Tribune

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