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Fearing 2nd wave, state to upgrade 3 district hospitals

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 30

Taking crucial lessons from the mid-September spike of Covid cases, the state has started strengthening its tertiary healthcare system.

In a recent meeting, the government discussed the proposal of upgrading three district-level hospitals to tertiary ones. The hospitals which are to be upgraded include the district hospitals of Hoshiarpur and Ropar. At present, the state has five tertiary care hospitals.

During the meeting, it was discussed that in a section of society, there was mistrust regarding government hospitals so a large number of patients preferred private healthcare institutions over government ones. The state reported 433 cases and 19 deaths in the past 24 hours.



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