Jalandhar/Kapurthala: Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment and Hoshiarpur MP Vijay Sampla lost his patience on Saturday while visiting Kapurthala Civil Hospital to check the treatment and care of the ashram inmates. Sampla was unhappy when the Civil Surgeon reached the hospital late and his anger got elevated when he observed that the airbag beddings provided to the children were faulty .
Airbag bedding is used to save patients from bedsores but as these machines weren’t in good shape so some children could be seen suffering from bed sores. “What is the need of these airbag beddings when these are not in working order. The children are suffering due to poor arrangements,” Sampla was harsh in his tone while talking to civil hospital doctors.
Sampla called Punjab Health Minister Surjit Jyani from his mobile phone and told him about the poor arrangements at Kapurthala civil hospital. “Jyani, neither your Civil Surgeon is available at the hospital, nor the arrangements for these children are any good. Better you ask DC sahib,” Sampla handed over his mobile to the Kapurthala DC.
Sampla himself took six days to reach Kapurthala after the ashram tragedy took lives of two children. When asked about the reason of him visiting the children after so many days even when Social Justice is his portfolio, he replied that Parliament session was going on and GST Bill delayed his visit here.
The MP told mediapersons that his team from Delhi would shortly visit Sukhjit Ashram to check the improvements. “They will soon have a staff fully trained to handle specially abled children,” he added.
Now, only five children are still at the civil hospital, Kapurthala, while all others have been discharged. These children are suffering from bedsores and will take some time to recover.
He also visited Sukhjit Ashram to assess the situation. He was accompanied by Director, Social Welfare, Punjab, Gurlovleen Singh, DC, Kapurthala Jaskiran Singh, SSP, Kapurthala Rajinder Singh. He said that within a week he would send a central team from the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, who would suggest necessary measures to ensure a better life for the inmates. Besides, the Central government was ready to provide funds required to bring necessary changes for the upliftment of the conditions of these children, he added.
BJP district president Sham Sunder Aggarwal, Kapurthala Improvement Trust Chairman Umesh Sharda, social workers Kapoor Chand Garg, Sudesh Sharma, Chandershekhar and Vishal Kumar were also present there.
Meanwhile, Kapurthala police is yet to trace the persons who donated langar at Sukhjit Ashram.
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