LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (DST) milk safety (PFA) team destroyed 850 liters of tainted milk during operations against people involved in counterfeiting milk in Taxali.
A total of 5,250 liters of milk have been examined which are available at 15 milk shops. PFA Director General Irfan Memon said that DST used a lactoscan milk analyzer to get milk samples made on-site.
Hajveri milk shops, Ali Hajveri, Imtiaz, Faisal, Faryad, Pause Lassi Butter, Rashid and Ehsan Milk were found to be involved in selling fake milk. He said that all contaminated milk was dumped on the spot because samples showed low levels of lactometer readings and carried contaminants such as powder, chemicals and contaminated water.
PFA also issued a warning notice to eight dairy shops. Director General Irfan Memon said that forgery is a heinous crime and that adulterers will be dealt with strictly. He added that the use of fake milk caused several diseases and damaged public health.
Many Maine hospitals have more important care beds and ventilators available now than before the coronavirus pandemic began, positioning medical providers to be able to handle the increase in critically ill patients in case of spikes, a leading hospital administrator said Wednesday.
“Our utilization of both our critical care beds and our ventilators across the state is actually down compared to normal just because we don’t see elective cases that often require ventilatory support,” said James Jarvis, commander of incidents for Northern Light Health. As the second largest health care system in the state, it operates 10 hospitals from Portland to Presque Isle.
On Wednesday, less than half of 314 Maine critical care places are occupied, based on Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Of those used, most were filled with patients who had not been diagnosed with COVID-19.)
In comparison, critical care occupancy rates throughout the country have traditionally stood at around 65 to 68 percent, based on a 2016 study. Larger hospitals tend to see more use of critical care beds.
In Maine, only 9 percent of all available ventilators are used on Wednesday.
Northern Light Health is not the only health care system that sees an increase in critical care capacity. The total number of critical care beds and ventilators in Maine is now higher than when the COVID-19 case was first confirmed, said Robert Long, a spokesman for the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Hospitals did not report information about ventilators and critical care sites to the Maine CDC before the pandemic.
Jarvis does not provide critical care bed occupancy rates specific to Northern Light Health or share the number of ventilators available in the health care system. But limiting medical procedures has a substantial effect, he said.
“That was done deliberately so that we are prepared if we do see a large number of people with COVID-19,” Jarvis said. “In all states, I think we are very good.”
In addition to having an open bed and critical care ventilator open, the Northern Light Health facility also has sufficient personal protective equipment, Jarvis said.
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James Jarvis, incident commander for Northern Light Health, and Paul Bolin, senior vice president and head of human resources for Northern Light Health, were photographed in an online media briefing on Wednesday.
At a statewide level, Maine has nearly 180,000 N95 masks that fit into stock on Wednesday, and around 14,000 are being sent to health care organizations that day, said Nirav Shah, director of Maine CDC. Providers get masks when they need them.
“We are not in the process of hoarding,” Shah said.
The use of Northern Light protective equipment has been “small because the number of our actual positive patients at the Northern Light facility is relatively small,” Jarvis said. “In fact we have expanded the use of some of our personal protective equipment based on information from the CDC and our own internal calculations.”
Providers of Northern Light Health had 11 patients with COVID-19 on Wednesday, he said. Six were treated by care agents at home and hospital; they are not hospitalized and treated at home.
LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) dumped 3,130 liters of tainted milk and issued a warning notice for the improvement of four food business operators while cracking down on tainted milk at Gulshan Ravi here on Saturday.
This operation was led by PFA Director General Irfan Memon. He said that the action was taken against milk suppliers because of counterfeiting and failure to meet food standards.
He said that the milk safety team visited 13 milk shops and checked the quality of 10,620 liters of milk.
He said that milk was discarded after it was proven that milk had contaminated contaminated water, urea and hazardous chemicals in addition to low levels on lactometer readings.
Meanwhile, the milk safety team disposed of the milk contained chemically after recovering it from Sardar, Pak Pure, Al-Madina, Yasin, Accha, Kasuri, Taya, Ali Hajveri, and the Mian Ali milk shop.
The PFA director general said that the provincial food watchdog is inspecting milk shops and milk supply vehicles every day by setting up filtering pickets at the entrances and exits of cities throughout Punjab.