SGPC committed to provide necessary services by standing with humanity in corona crisis: Bibi Jagir Kaur
Efforts being made by SGPC for human welfare during Covid-19 pandemic are commendable: Sukhbir Singh Badal
Amritsar, May 21:
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has taken another step forward to facilitate the treatment of Covid-19 patients by inaugurating fifth Covid Care Centre with 25-bed oxygen concentrators’ facility at Gurdwara Sri Nankiana Sahib, Sangrur on Friday.
The doctors and nursing staff of Sri Guru Ramdas Institutes of Health Sciences and Research (SGRIHSR), Sri Amritsar will provide treatment to the Covid-19 patients, in this medical centre set up at Bebe Nanaki Niwas of Gurdwara Sri Nankiana Sahib.
The ward set up by the SGPC will provide oxygen through concentrators while medicines would also be provided to the patients free of cost.
This is the fifth Covid care centre started at Sangrur by the SGPC, which has been jointly inaugurated by SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal and other prominent personalities present included former SGPC president Bhai Gobind Singh Longowal.
Speaking on the occasion, SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur said that the Covid-19 pandemic at world-level has taken a serious turn, which has created an atmosphere of fear.
"People get more frustrated when they do not get bin hospitals for treatment. Keeping this in mind, the SGPC decided to set up a Covid care centres”, said Bibi Jagir Kaur.
Before Sangar, these care centres have been set up at four places in Punjab, where so far, more than 500 patients have recovered.
SGPC president said that more Covid care centres would be set up by the SGPC at various places in the coming days and the Sikh body is committed to provide necessary services to humanity in this time of Covid-19 crisis.
Meanwhile, SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal said that SGPC is working hard for the betterment of humanity and when governments failed during the Covid-19 pandemic, the coming forward of SGPC was like a reassurance to the people of Punjab.
“The setting up of medical wards for the treatment of Covid-19 patients in five districts of Punjab is a great facility for the people of the respective region. The World Book of Records, London has also commended the SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur after accepting the work done by SGPC as well-wisher of the people. This is a matter of pride for the Sikh organization.”
Sukhbir Singh Badal said, “Shiromani Akali Dal is also rendering various services to humanity during Covid-19 and also extended full support to the treatment centres set up by the SGPC.”
Whle questioning the working style of the Congress government in Punjab, Sukhbir Singh Badal said, “Despite the dire situation due to Covid-19, the government is not caring. There is no medical facility in 17 districts of Punjab to provide treatment to Level-III Covid-19 patients. This is the reason why the death rate in Punjab is so high. In due course of time, the government did not take any serious steps to deal with Covid-19, due to which the situation had first become serious and then very serious.”
On this occasion, SGPC senior vice-president Surjit Singh Bhitewad, SAD leader Sikander Singh Maluka, executive member Bhupinder Singh Bhalwan, Baldev Singh Chunghan, Bibi Malkit Kaur Kamalpur, senior Akali Leader Iqbal Singh Jhunda, Baldev Singh Mann, Prakash Chand Garg, Hari Singh Preet, Gulzar Singh Dibra, Giani Niranjan Singh Bhutal, Teja Singh Kamalpur, Jathedar Gurlal Singh, Paramjit Singh Bhangu, Preet Mahinder Singh Bhaike, Tejinder Singh Sangreri urban president, Dr Sukhbir Singh OSD to SGPC president, Dr AP Singh dean of Sri Guru Ram Das University of Health Sciences and others were present.
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