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Medical Education & Research Minister holds videoconference to access the status of COVID patients

April 22, 2020 10:25 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Minister of Medical Education & Research Punjab, Mr.OP Soni checked on the status of all the COVID patients currently at Government Medical Colleges and Hospitals at Amritsar , Patiala and Faridkot via videoconferencing with Principal Secretary MER, Director MER, Vice Chancellor BFUHS and Principal and Medical Superintendents of the three government medical colleges, on Wednesday. He sought details into the cumulative status of all the patients who have been admitted therein.

Further the Minister looked into the details of the working and upgradation of the three VRDL labs. He stressed that the capacity enhancement of ventilators and testing is the key to our fight against COVID. The demands related to these facilities were discussed in detail.

It was decided that the additional staff requirements and pending recruitments be fast-tracked. The key decisions related to retention of final year MD/MS students including 400 doctors and other staff was also taken.

In another important decision, almost one-and-a –half times hike in the stipend of the undergraduate medical and dental students has been approved, as per their long-standing demand.

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