In order to quell the malicious propaganda on social media pertaining to Rajindra Hospital Patiala, the district officials including Deputy Commissioner Patiala conducted a surprise visit in the Covid ward of the hospital.
Wearing a PPE kit, the Deputy Commissioner, accompanied by other officers, inspected the arrangements at Covid ward and interacted with the patients.
Deputy Commissioner Kumar Amit said that the malicious propaganda against this apex institute in section of social media was irrational, far away from reality and totally unwarranted.
Meanwhile, during the surprise inspection Doctors, nurses and ward attendants were found performing their duty diligently and patients were being regularly cared for. Similarly, cleanliness at the ward was up to the mark and extra effort on ensuring cleanliness in ICU floor was visible. During the checking of washrooms too the cleanliness was found satisfactory and attendants were on standby.
However it was observed that due to heavy patient load the washrooms do need regular cleaning. As a lot of patients remove their masks while talking to their relatives. Food and beverages were also being supplied to the patients regularly for which a viable mechanism has already been put in place. The officers also checked the control room where consultants and doctors regularly trying to update patients’ relatives about the situation of their near ones. The officers asked them to further adopt a humane approach towards dealing with kins of patients in this hour of crisis.