"One should start treatment as per Covid-19 protocol because CT gives a clear picture of lung involvement. RT-PCR has sensitivity of 70 per cent only and there have been cases of false negatives", says Dr Abhimanyu Sharma.
A team of engineers from the ventilator manufacturer, BEL, reached Faridkot for repairing the faulty gadgets on Thursday. Five faulty ventilators in Faridokot medical college hospital were repaired during the course of the day.
Ludhiana DC Varinder Kumar Sharma has ordered that all shops in the district can open from 5am till noon from Monday to
Friday. Curfew will be imposed in the city after that for all categories of shops, private offices.
Curfew passes need to be issued by administration for office employees commuting on vehicles other than bicycles. Banks, government offices will operate with 50 per cent strength and will be closed on weekends.
The Meena Bazar Association, Beopar Mandal Ludhiana staged protest at two different locations Tuesday saying that either Punjab should impose full lockdown or they should allow all kinds of shops to open from 10 am to 5pm.
Sidhu said, "We are just hand-to-mouth in terms of oxygen supply to various hospitals of Punjab. We get around 105 MT oxygen from other states, which is coming in limited quantities. We are trying our best."