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Divyang Jaswinder — Real warrior on field

Health worker covers 30 houses door-to-door in nine villages

Divyang Jaswinder — Real warrior on field

Out on a mission: Jaswinder talks to a family in Garhshankar village in Hoshiarpur. Tribune photo

Our Correspondent

Hoshiarpur, April 1

Despite his disability, Jaswinder Singh, a Divyang warrior of the district Health Department, is working in the field against coronavirus with full vigour.

Proving his mettle, the 38-year-old divyang multi-purpose health worker of sub-centre Bharowal under Primary Health Centre, Posi, Jaswinder Singh, covers 30 houses door to door in nine villages, where he is following home-quarantined people and also performing other responsibilities given by the department. Jaswinder said his leg was amputated during an accident in 2009, but he did not lose courage.

He said: "While appointing me as a multi-purpose health worker in the Health Department on September 6, 2019, Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu had said that I should never consider myself less than anyone and should do my duty with diligence and hard work. It hit me and hence I am doing my work with complete dedication." Jaswinder made an appeal to the people: "We are doing our duty to keep you safe in your homes, so everyone should do only one thing to help us - do not get out of your homes, stay inside, stay safe." Deputy Commissioner Apneet Riyat praised Jaswinder Singh's dedication to duty.

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