Punjab V-C row: ‘It was an unfortunate incident’ but, AAP will not tolerate laxity in delivering good health care
Chandigarh : The Aam Aadmi party (AAP) on Saturday took on the opposition for “shedding crocodile tears to score brownie points before the media over the matter relating to vice Chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences. While terming the incident at the university as “unfortunate” Chief Spoksperson Malvinder Singh Kang said that the manner in which the opposition is doing cheap politics over the issue is equally unfortunate.
It is quite evident that the Health Minister Chetan Singh Jouramajra was distressed to find the dilapidated condition of beds and lack of cleanliness at the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences where mostly poor people come to take treatment.He said,, “No one from the opposition speaks when a poor man dies due to deplorable health conditions and cavalier attitude of government staff.
The Health minister has been visiting government hospitals for a month now to transform the system. He did not want to disrespect anyone but the AAP government will not tolerate any laxity in the system,” Kang said. Later, in the evening, the minister had visited the government hospital in Bathinda and he lauded the staff for their services there.
Kang, however, clarified that the CM Mann led government has utmost respect for doctors and medical facilities and the state government is committed to safeguard their interest as well as to uplift the standard of facilities in the government hospitals.
Attacking the opposition for raising questions over academic qualification of minister Jouramajra, Kang dared the opposition to clarify that why they did not raise objection when Balbir Singh Sidhu and OP Soni were health ministers in the Congress government, as both of them were undergraduates.
Kang further said that PUnjab is witnessing a real change, as now Chief Minister of the state is no longer confined in to palaces but he is himself in the field to ensure good governance. .“Previous CMs were not serious about the welfare of Punjab and its people. They remained occupied in spending crores of public funds to invite bollywood stars for concerts.
But the AAP government is working hard , to generate revenue. Earlier this week the government, took possession of 9053 acres of prime land which had been illegally encroached by people, under the patronage of politicians,” Kang said.