Satinder Pal Singh
SAS Nagar, November 14
With an aim to treat diseases and promote a healthy living in a natural way, Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu, along with Member of Parliament from Patiala Preneet Kaur, today laid the foundation stone of an AYUSH hospital at Dayalpura village in Zirakpur, SAS Nagar district.
Speaking on the occasion at Dayalpura, Sidhu said the first-of-its-kind AYUSH hospital in the state would be built on over 9-acre land, which had been donated by a family of the village.
He said the 50-bed hospital, which would provide treatment under the Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy systems, would be completed within one year at an estimated cost of Rs 7 crore.
“Once the hospital is ready, people will not have to go to southern states for naturopathy treatment,” Sidhu said.
The minister said the Punjab Government, under the leadership of Capt Amarinder Singh, was according high priority to the health sector in the state and the process of complete transformation of government health institutions was under way so that people could have free and easy access to quality and standardised medical services.
He said under the prestigious Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana (SSBY), 50 lakh health cards had been issued and free treatment to the tune of Rs 55 crore had been provided to eligible beneficiaries so far.
Acceding to the long-pending demand of residents of the area, Sidhu announced that the Community Health Centre at Dhakoli near Zirakpur would soon be upgraded to a 50-bed sub-divisional hospital so that round-the-clock emergency services and specialist doctor services could be made available there. He said the decision had been taken in view of the increasing population of the area.
Member of Parliament from Patiala Preneet Kaur thanked the Sodhi family of the village for donating land for the hospital. Stressing the importance of naturopathy treatment, she said people were now showing interest in the natural way of treatment. She said the AYUSH hospital would prove a boon for nearby residents.
Punjab’s First such hospital at Dayalpura
Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said the first-of-its-kind AYUSH hospital in the state would be built on over 9-acre land, which had been donated
by a family at Dayalpura village. He said the 50-bed hospital, which would provide treatment under the Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy systems, would be completed within one year at an estimated cost of Rs 7 crore.
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