Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 15
While the city is grappling with the increasing number of Covid cases, its 26 dispensaries, some of which have now been converted to health and wellness centres (HWCs), are tasked with screening suspected cases — this being their only role in the Covid management.
“At present, all dispensaries are acting as screening centres to offer out-patient services to visitors and direct suspected patients to sampling centres that are close to their zones,” said a source in the Health Department.
Following the hub and spokes model on sample collection, the GMSH-16 acts as a hub that receives heaviest resource investments and supplies the most intensive medical service, while Urban Community Health Centre, Sector 45, Civil Hospital, Sector 22, and the Civil Hospital, Mani Majra, are its satellite campuses or spokes, which offer more limited service arrays.
The GMCH-32 and the PGI conduct both