Gurpurab celebrations-department fully geared up to provide medical emergency-Sidhu
KI Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
Health and family welfare Minister of Punjab Balbir Singh Sidhu today called upon all the people to rise above their parochial considerations for collectively celebrating the 550th parkash purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji.
While inaugurating the new ICU , trauma centre and emergency ward at civil hospital sultanpur lodhi , he said that the “Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has made concerted efforts in this regard and had even constitutes special group of ministers for better coordination with SGPC but the SAD, who controls the strings of the SGPC, created hurdles in joint celebration”.
“SAD was trying to scuttle the move for joint celebration to gain political mileage as the people of Punjab have wiped out them from political scenario of the state “, the Minister added.
He also informed that the Punjab becomes first state to provide cash less treatment to 46 lakh families across the state under Sarbat Sehat Bima yojna and 4 lakh new families to be added soon under that .
Terming this scheme as a game changer for rural areas , he asked the people to ensure their health cards to be prepared so that they can obtain the free treatment up to Rs. 5 lakh in Government and private hospitals.
Talking about the preparation by the health department to provide emergency and other medical services during 550th Gurpurab celebrations, the Minister said that the department is fully geared up for the mega event . He informed that three temporary hospitals have been set up in all three tent cities with bed capacity of 15 to 60 bed. Besides that special trained 120 medical students would also be deployed besides deploying 20 20 bike ambulances , 24 ambulances to cater any emergency situation.
He also launched a special directory , which have all mobile and other emergency Phone numbers of 44 hospitals , designated to tackle emergency cases in Gurpurab celebrations.
MP from Khadoor sahib constituency Jasbir Singh Gill announced the grant from his MP quota to purchase a sweeping machine for sultanpur lodhi.
Speaking on the occasion MLA NS cheema said that it was a matter of great satisfaction that the health department took only 40 days to establish the ICU, Trauma centre and emergency ward after the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh announced in first ever cabinet meeting at holy city .
Prominent amongst present on the occasion SDM Dr. Charumita, Civil surgeon Dr. Jasmeet kaur, President Municipal council Ashok Mogla , SMO Dr. Anil manchanda.