Handiaya (Barnala), Oct 2
Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Mr. OP Soni today laid the foundation stone of 300 bedded government super specialty hospital at Handiaya.
Before the onset of the event, the deputy CM paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
Speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony flanked by Senior Congress leader Mr. Kewal Singh Dhillon, the Deputy CM Mr. Soni said that this Super Speciality Hospital will prove to be a boon for the people of this area who would get the best of the health facilities near their homes.
Mr. Soni said that the Punjab government was currently providing 235 kinds of medicines free of cost at all the government hospitals. He added that the Punjab government was committed to providing best of the infrastructure and manpower to the health sector.
Also, instruction has been passed to purchase the medicine that has not been available in government hospitals but is required by the patients. Mr. Soni added that in order to streamline the availability of medicines at different government hospitals in the state a mobile application is being developed on which availability of medicines will be easily accessible in the public domain.
Responding to a media query he added that the pay scale of super-specialist doctors is soon being revised by the Punjab government to ensure that number of super-specialists join government service and people get a respite.
On the occasion, he also announced giving Rs 2 cr financial aid to the Civil Hospital Barnala.
Congratulation to the residents of Barnala for soon having access to super-specialist medical services Mr. Soni said that the hospital has been possible due to the earnest efforts of Mr. Kewal Singh Dhillon. He added that Mr. Dhillon has heralded in unmatched development in Barnala.
Mr. Soni added that the super specialty Hospital is spread on 6 acres of land. At the beginning of the project, Rs 40 crore grant has been approved for this project, and for further work consequent funds shall be allocated according to the needs.
Prominent among others present included Mr. Pawan Goyal senior Congress leader, Director of Health Services Dr. Andesh Kang and Dr. GB Singh, DC Mr. Tej Pratap Singh Phoolka, DIG Mr. Gurpeet Singh Toor, SSP Mr. BS Meena, ADC Mr. Amit Bambi, SDM Mr varjeet Walia, Assistant Commissioner General Mr. Devdarsb, civil surgeon Barnala Dr. Jasvir Singh Aulakh and others were also present.