Shut gate of Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital reopens after year

Closed due to pandemic, led to FIR against AAP leaders

Faridkot, April 6

After having remained shut for over a year, drawing opposition from AAP leaders, the rear gate of Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital has been reopened for public use.

In July last year, the police had registered a criminal case against AAP’s Kotkapura MLA Kultar Singh Sandhwan, former MP Sadhu Singh and other party members after they broke the locks of the gate.

Sandhwan, Congress’ Faridkot MLA Kushaldeep Dhillon and medical college authorities jointly reopened the gate yesterday. The medical college authorities had closed the gate in April last year in view of the Covid pandemic to restrict the movement of vehicles. However, the AAP leaders and voluntary organisations in the area claimed it was causing inconvenience to patients, who had to make a detour to enter medical college and hospital.

After the district administration and hospital authorities refused to reopen the gate, the AAP MLA, former MP and others broke open the gate on July 25 last year.

On the complaint of Deputy Medical Superintendent of the college, the police booked unidentified persons for violation of orders on assembly and social distancing guidelines.

The lock was broken as the main stretch (Sadiq road) to access the college was in terrible as it had been dug up to lay drain pipes, AAP leader Gurdit Singh Sekhon claimed. — TNS

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