Haryana govt to set up COVID research centre at Rohtak's PGIMS

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Chandigarh, Nov 18 (PTI) Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Wednesday said a post-COVID care and research centre will be set up at the Rohtak’s PGIMS hospital to address problems faced by patients recovering from the infection.

Not only people suffering from COVID-19, those facing any issue after recovery will also be treated in this centre, Vij said. According to a statement, Vij said with an increase in COVID-19 cases across the state in recent days, civil surgeons of all districts have been directed to increase sampling and set up COVID-19 testing camps.

Vij said in a meeting with health officials that the civil surgeons should encourage people to download the app made by the Health Department so that patients could get information about the availability of beds in hospitals well in advance.

In addition, the civil surgeons should ensure the availability of beds in private hospitals too, he said.

He asked all government medical colleges to reserve 100 beds for COVID-19 patients so that these could be used as the number of cases increase.

Vij, who is also the state's Home Minister, directed police to be strict with people not wearing masks.

He directed the Local Urban Bodies Department to check that masks are worn by everyone in shops.

The state has witnessed a spike in virus cases in recent days.

Until Wednesday, Haryana has reported 2,07,039 novel coronavirus cases with 2,039 fatalities. PTI SUN RDK RDK