237 of 320 ventilators received by Punjab through PM CARES Fund defective
As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Punjab, putting its medical infrastructure to test, at least 237 of the 320 ventilators received through the PM CARES Fund at the three government medical colleges are defective and non-functional….
“The medical college in Patiala received 98 ventilators from the PM CARES Fund. Though 48 of them were made functional after repair, they are still not put to use because the anaesthetists are not confident lest they should break down at critical times. Another 50 are non-functional there. The college is using its own 61 ventilators,” he said.
“At the medical college in Amritsar, only 12 of the 109 ventilators provided by the Centre are functional. Similarly, at the Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital in Faridkot, 90 of the 113 ventilators are non-functional….