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Chd hospitals on high alert after IAF strikes

CHANDIGARH: On Tuesday, all major city hospitals have been placed on prime alert after the IAF strikes terrorist camps in Pakistan. The referral hospitals including PGI and the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH)-32 are fully prepared to maintain any scientific emergency, ascertain professional resources.

“We are fully prepared for such a disaster. We have previous managed scientific emergency all over the violence of the Dera fans in Panchkula,” said Prof Jagat Ram, director PGI.

PGI is a tertiary care centre that caters to the patients from Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand, and Rajasthan. “We are willing to supply our services to anywhere as and when required all over any disaster,” he added.

The hospitals have particular provisions for makeshift hospital, medications, stretchers, wheelchairs and different apparatus for such failures. “As part of the nationwide disaster control programme, we're alerted all over such times. We have separate beds, medications, and different apparatus for a conflict like situation. These are replenished once in a while,” said Dr B S Chavan, director essential, GMCH-32.

Though the PGI sees a huge rush of patients every day, separate wards are saved for causalities. “The patients who don't seem to be very severe and already admitted in the institute can be shifted to the civil hospitals, in case more beds are required,” said an professional in PGI.

Blood banks are probably the most important a part of the preparation. “There are extra shares of blood provide so that there is no shortage. Also, now we have selection of voluntary donors prepared who can be contacted simply,” said a health care provider in GMCH.

The different surrounding district and civil hospitals are also alerted for scientific enhance.

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