Tribune News Service
Bathinda, April 8
Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Wednesday provided personal protective equipment (PPE) kits to medical staff in Bathinda. He handed over 50 PPE kits at the Civil Hospital and assured that 200 more kits will be supplied soon. Notably, the matter of PPEs and face masks was also raised by Bathinda Tribune a few days ago.
Stressing on providing every necessary safety gears to the medics fighting against Covid-19, Manpreet Singh Badal said: “The state government is fully committed to extend every possible help to the frontline warriors battling against this deadly pandemic.”
Expressing gratitude to the Indian Medical Association for providing these kits, the FM said that a stock of more than 200 PPE kits was already available in the Civil Hospital, but these kits were being provided as per the demand of the medical staff.
He said, “The supply of essential commodities such as ration, milk, fruits, vegetables, medicines was going smoothly in the state and Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh personally overseeing the relief works and situation.”
Dr Navjot Singh Dahiya, president, Indian Medical Association (IMA), said, “The IMA is continuously working with the state government in this difficult time and these PPE kits have been provided with the help of the Khalsa Aid.
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