Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Monday inaugurated the Mai Daultan Mother & Child Hospital at Guniana, District Bathinda.Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sidhu said that the state-of-art twenty beds MCH have been set up at a cost of Rs. 5.25 cr equipped with all modernised facilities. The 'Mai Daultan Mother and Child Hospital' which has been set up in Goniana would be proved milestone in providing healthcare facilities for mothers and their newborns. It will be a new milestone in the field of care of new born infants in govt health facilities.He said that under the leadership of Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh, Health & Family Welfare Department has been providing quality healthcare services to the people on priority basis and taken concrete decisions to further strengthen the health infrastructure.Mr. Sidhu further said that the corona warriors of the health department are fully geared up to deal with the probable third wave of COVID-19. He said that now, there is no shortage of oxygen in Punjab as the Punjab Government has established 75 PSA Oxygen Plants across the State.
Health Minister informed that in the last two years, 11,500 posts of different cadres have been filled in the health department and soon, 4000 nurses and other staff would be recruited for which recruitment procedure is under process.Assuring the Goniana residents about the demand for medical staff, Mr. Sidhu said that the shortage of doctors in Goniana Hospital would be addressed soon on priority basis.Notably, the Punjab government decided to name 37 Mother and Child Healthcare (MCH) Hospitals setting up in the state after the name of Mai Daultan, who took care of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji at the time of his birth.On this occasion Constituency MLA Mr. Pritam Singh Kotbhai, Deputy Commissioner Mr. B. Srinivasan, former MLA S. Dr. Gurjant Singh Kutiwal, Director Family Welfare Adesh Kang, Dr. Karanbir Singh Dhillon, Civil Surgeon Tejwant Singh Dhillon, President Municipal Council Manmohan Dhigaran, Chairman Market Committee Mr. Kulwant Singh, Mandeep Singh Makkar, all the MCs and other dignitaries were present.