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Two more HFNO Machines installed in ICU at Civil Hospital: Thori

Two more HFNO Machines installed in ICU at Civil Hospital: Thori

Jalandhar, August 29,2020: In order to further bring down the case fatality rate (CFR) by augmenting critical health care facility in Shaheed Babu Labh Singh Civil Hospital, the district administration has installed two more new High Flow Nasal Oxygen (HFNO) machines in its Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for ensuring speedy recovery of COVID patients with severe respiratory illness. Now the ICU has four HFNO machines, which will be immensely beneficial for persons having severe problems of coronavirus.

                   Now the Civil Hospital’s ICU has four HFNO machines, which are being utilized to treat serious patients. An amount of Rs 1.6 lakh is approximately the cost of one HFNO machine.

                   Disclosing more details, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said Level-III patients with the respiratory issue need an additional level of oxygen and HFNO machine was a the best suitable solution, which carries a large amount of oxygen. He said that the patients with severe problems were responding well to said machines besides having an improvement in their health.

                   He said that one HFNO machine supplies 60-liter oxygen per minute to patients and easy to use rather than ventilators which need an expert of required manpower to operate.

                   Thori told HFNO to provide warm and humidified oxygen to the body which helps in maintaining the body’s temperature and cleaning mechanism of the respiratory system hence the patients feel comfortable.

                   He added that Shaheed Babu Labh Singh Civil hospital has 56 beds in ICU for the treatment of level-III category patients. Apart from high flow nasal oxygen machines, multipara monitors, pulse oximeters, infusion pumps, suction machines and others are also being purchased for the Civil hospital to ensure the best possible care for serious patients.

                   He said that the priority was to take care of the old and vulnerable population with co-morbidities that were at high risk of developing severe illness and appealed the people to don’t take the flu-like symptoms lightly and contact the doctors soon.

                   He said that the people should not get panicky as more cases were reported in the city due to aggressive testing.