Punjab ammonia leakage: 115 patients still in hospital
About 115 patients, who fell ill after ammonia leakage from a gas tanker on Saturday, are still in hospitals across the district even as authorities assure that the situation is "under control."
GK Singh Dhaliwal, officiating deputy commissioner, Ludhiana, said 213 people were hospitalised, after the gas leak in Doraha. Of these, 115 patients are still admitted in 10 hospitals of the district. Their condition is said to be stable, he said, adding that the remaining patients have been discharged.
"Twenty-three patients are admitted in Civil Hospital Ludhiana, 23 in Christian Medical College and Hospital, 17 in Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, one at Fortis Healthcare Hospital, 23 in SPS Apollo Hospital, one at Civil Hospital Payal, five at Mohan Dai Oswal Hospital, five at Civil Hospital Sahnewal, one at Civil Hospital Khanna and 16 at Ivy Hospital Khanna," Dhaliwal said.
"To make sure the victims get proper treatment and there is no panic like situation, Senior Medical Officers (SMO's) and Duty Magistrates have been deputed for full time in all 14 government-run hospitals of the district till further orders," he said.
Three help desks have also been set up at Doraha, Khanna and Payal, which would be monitored directly by the area SDM's, he said.
The DC urged the area residents not to panic because the situation is "under control" and all the patients in different city hospitals are now stable and would be discharged soon.
He said that the Punjab government would be bearing all expenses incurred on their treatment.