SGPC opens 25 bed Covid hospital at Alamgir
SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur announces 3 more similar facilities to be opened at Talwandi Sabo, Bholath and Patiala
Ludhiana: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) today opened a 25-bed Covid Care Center at Gurdwara Manji Sahib at Alamgir which will provide free health care to Caronavirus patients.
Inaugurating the facility, SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur informed that the hospital, which would provide free oxygen and medicines to patients, would also be manned by medical and paramedical staff from the Guru Ram Das Medical College and Hospital, Sri Amritsar Sahib.
The SGPC President also announced that a fully equipped ambulance will also be stationed at the Covid Care Centre which would be put at the disposal of patients and their fanily members, in case there was any need to shift them to a super speciality facility.
Giving credit to SAD president S. Sukhbir Singh Badal for motivating the SGPC members to take the initiative, Bibi Jagir Kaur disclosed that three more Covid Care Centre would soon be opened at Takht Damdama Sahib Talwandi Sabo, Bholath and Patiala in the coming days for which oxygen concenterators were being imported.
While congratulating the SGPC for taking up the humanitarian cause, S. Sukhbir Singh Badal said this was the need of the hour and the SGPC had risen to the occasion to perform this ‘Sewa’.
Issuing a video message, the SAD president said he was informed that the SGPC was importing hundreds of oxygen concentrators from different countries to save the live of Punjabis during this crisis. He also appealed to chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh to intensify life saving efforts and arrange 5,000 oxygen concentrators as well as 50 lakh vaccine for the people of the state.
The SAD president also urged the chief minister to put in place systems to check fleecing of patients in private hospitals. He said he was getting numerous calls from different parts of the state mentioning that treatment in private hospitals was costing them between Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh. He asked the CM to fix the charges of medical care and also take an initiative to subsidise treatment expenses from state funds.
He also hailed the efforts being put by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee to save lives during this Covid Emergency. /(May 6)