Sultanpur Lodhi, Nov 8: In the view of heavy footfall of pilgrims at Sultanpur Lodhi, Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Friday ordered the health department officials to increase the capacity of medical lounge set up near the main pandal, Guru Nanak Darbar, here.
Mr Sidhu directed Kapurthala Civil Surgeon Dr Jasmeet Kaur Bawa to depute more medical and para-medical staff to apart from the capacity of the tent site as around 10,000 have availed medical services so far. He was also accompanied by local MLA Navtej Singh Cheema when he visited the medical lounge after paying obeisance at Guru Nanak Darbar.
The Minister said that the pilgrims were appreciating the arrangements done by the Punjab government to commemorate one of the biggest events in Sikh history. He said that as the arrival of devotees has been increased drastically, it was the need of the hour to increase the capacity of the lounge to provide hassle free health facilities to needy.
Mr Sidhu informed that at present, two OPDs were being run by four medical officers along with para-medical staff which would be doubled from today onwards. He said that apart from this, the number of bike ambulances will also be raised from 20 to 40 for smooth transportation of patients from the busy streets of the city. (UNI)