S. A. S. Nagar, March 18: The State Government has released the financial assistance of Rs. 1 Crore each to the medical colleges at Amritsar, Faridkot and Patiala to tackle corona virus. This was disclosed here today by the Medical Education and Research Minister, Punjab, Mr. O.P. Soni while meeting various medical councils of the State as well as the representatives of the Patiala Medical College Teachers Association.
The minister also on the occasion exhorted all the councils to ask it’s members to sensitize the public about the various steps being taken to combat corona virus disease besides issuing guidelines regarding the same.
He also directed the officers of the pharmacy council to issue instructions in order to stop the hoarding/artificial shortage of masks/sanitizers which may lead to rise in prices. He also also instructed the officers of the dental council to direct dental surgeons to go in for procedure in only the most important of the cases.
The minister also directed the council officers to coordinate with the civil surgeons and be ready to offer their services in times of need. He also met the association of medical college, Patiala and after patiently listening to their demands assured of speedy redressal of the just ones. He also appealed to the officers of the association to exhort the doctors to prescribe generic medicines.
Among others present on the occasion included the Principal Secretary Medical Education and Research D. K. Tiwari and Director Medical Education and Research Dr. Avneesh Kumar.