CHANDIGARH: In preparation for and in order to thwart a possible 3rd wave, the Chief Secretary, Ms Vini Mahajan, has released the revised Covid management guidelines for clinical guidance, robust management, and proper treatment of the patients in the state.

She stated that the Punjab Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh was leaving no stone unturned to beat the pandemic.

Chairing the virtual event attended by more than 220 participants, the Chief Secretary urged all eligible persons aged 18 and above to get themselves vaccinated against Covid at the earliest, to always follow COVID appropriate behaviour, maintain social distance to win the battle against the virus.

Lauding the services of medical experts, practitioners and all the medical and paramedical staffers during these trying times, the Chief Secretary said the state government salutes their dedication and selfless services in thwarting the first two Covid waves successfully.

The team of experts comprising Dr GD Puri Professor and Head Anaesthesia PGIMER, Dr Vikas Suri, Dr Ashish Kakkar from PGIMER, Dr Bishav Mohan Professor Cardiology DMC Ludhiana, Dr Anup Singh and Dr Sandeep Kataria from USA, Dr Ajit Kayal from UK and Dr Vishal Chopra from GMC Patiala under the guidance of Dr KK Talwar, Health and Medical Education Adviser, and Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education Alok Shekhar have revised the guidelines to tackle the third wave of the virus more effectively.

Dr Ashwani Sareen, Professor Paediatrics from GMC Amritsar, presented a talk on management of Covid among children in Punjab. Dr Meenu Singh Professor Paediatrics and Dr Jayashree Professor Paediatrics PGIMER informed the participants about the latest management of Covid.

The expert group informed that the Covid management guidelines for paediatrics in Punjab will be finalised shortly.

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