In order to ensure the best medical facilities for everyone and everywhere, Health and Family Welfare Minister Chetan Singh Jouramajra said that the Punjab Government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann was working tirelessly to augment health infrastructure in the state and in this direction, 521 new Aam Aadmi Clinics will be thrown open for people of the state on January 26, 2023.
Presiding over the Sena Fateh Diwas event to pay tributes to eight soldiers who got martyred in various wars and five freedom fighters in Begowal village, the Cabinet Minister said that the government was according topmost priority to healthcare and these new 521 clinics will ensure medical services to every people of the state near their doorsteps.
He was also accompanied by Payal MLA Manwinder Singh Giaspura.He said that a massive response was given by the people to 100 Aam Aadmi Clinics which were opened on August 15 this year. He added that earlier healthcare was completely ignored by previous governments but now it will not happen.
The Minister said that better health of people was crucial for the bright future of Punjab. The AAP government will also construct 16 new medical colleges in the next five years which will produce world-class doctors. He said that with the opening of these institutes, the students of Punjab will not have to go outside the country to pursue medical education, and further, they will be able to avail cheaper and quality study here.
Earlier, Chetan Singh Jouramajra paid rich tributes to the village's seven martyrs Jai Singh, Bacchitar Singh, Amar Singh, Sarwan Singh, Ajit Singh, Gurdev Singh, Sohan Singh, Sudarshan Kumar, and five freedom fighters Sunder Singh, Jodh Singh, Gurbachan Singh, Ram Nath and Ram Singh at the memorial in Shaheedi Park in Begowal.
He also announced Rs 4 lakh for the beautification of the memorial and other development works in the village from his own discretionary funds.MLA Manwinder Singh Giaspura thanked the Cabinet Minister for announcing funds and said that the amount will help to make the memorial more beautiful so that the younger generation can take inspiration from the supreme sacrifice of martyrs.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included Khanna SSP Dayama Harish Om Prakash, ADC Amarjeet Bains, SDM Jasleen Kaur Bhullar, Civil Surgeon Dr. Hatinder Kaur, and others.