Ludhiana: In another good news for residents of Ludhiana (West) constituency, the 30-bed government hospital in Jawaddi would become operational in the next few weeks. Mamta Ashu, MC councillor and wife of cabinet minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu, visited the hospital on Saturday, and informed that the hospital would have all facilities, such as operation theatre, private rooms, emergency facilities, trauma ward etc. She informed that the project would be a new year gift for area residents.
It is pertinent to mention that this 30-bed government hospital has been lying non-functional for the past several years, and it was only after the efforts of Bharat Bhushan Ashu that the hospital became operational. Mamta Ashu informed that a dispensary of ESI Hospital was shifted into this hospital building around two weeks ago, and since then, it has been fully operational, and a large number of area residents are visiting it for treatment. She said all clearances for the 30-bed government hospital to become fully operational have been completed, and the equipment is being shifted and installed there to ensure it becomes fully operational in the next few weeks.
She informed that the hospital was a long pending demand of the area residents, especially those from weaker sections of society. She said an SMO-level doctor would be deputed in this hospital, which would be like a branch of the main civil hospital. She said specialist doctors, along with emergency medical officers (EMOs), would also be deputed here. Ashu stated that once fully operational, people can avail the best medical healthcare facilities in this particular hospital.
Area councillor Dilraj Singh said earlier, residents had to go to private hospitals for their treatment, while the main civil hospital was several kilometres from this place. He said now, with the opening of this hospital, people can get healthcare facilities in their own area, and that too at nominal rates.
Area resident Avtar Singh (70) thanked cabinet minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu for taking up the issue, and making the government hospital fully operational. He said it had been possible only due to Ashu’s efforts, as earlier, they were forced to get treatment from private hospitals.-Times Of India