Amid the ongoing shortage of oxygen and hospital beds for the victims of Covid-19, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has started establishing the Covid Care Wards in the Gurdwaras with the facility of providing oxygen through specially imported concentrators.
SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur today inaugurated a 25-bedded ward established at the Diwan Hall of Gurdwara Manji Sahib, Alamgir (Ludhiana) by paying a memorable visit.
Talking on this occasion, Bibi Jagir Kaur said that the SGPC has also made an arrangement of 100-beds each in advance at Sri Guru Ramdas Medical Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Sri Amritsar, and Sri Guru Ramdas Charitable Hospital for the Covid-19 patients.
“In the present times, this Covid Care Ward has been established by the SGPC when the Covid-19 patients face problems due to shortage of oxygen. In this ward, SGPC will provide oxygen to the Covid-19 patients with the help of oxygen concentrators especially imported from Russia. In case of any emergency, the arrangement of ambulances would be here so that the patients could be shifted to the hospital if required”, said SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur.
She said that for taking care of the Covid-19 patients, the medical teams would work in two shifts in this ward.
Bibi Jagir Kaur said that the SGPC always strives to work for the welfare of all while following the path enlightened by the Gurus.
“Very soon, we are going to establish similar Covid Care Wards of 25-beds each as per requirement at Takht Sri Damdama Sahib, Jalandhar, Patiala and Bholath and other cities. All these services would be free of cost, and the patients would be taken care of by the doctors and staff of Sri Guru Ramdas University of Health Sciences,” said Bibi Jagir Kaur.
On this occasion, Akali leader S. Darshan Singh Shivalik, S. Ranjeet Singh Dhillon, SGPC member S. Rajinder Singh Mehta, S. Gurcharan Singh Garewal, S. Raghbir Singh Saharan Majra, S. Harpal Singh Jallah, S. Charan Singh Alamgir, SGPC’s Dharam Prachar Committee member S. Pritpal Singh, Dean of Sri Guru Ramdas University of Health Sciences Dr AP Singh and manager S. Gurbaksh Singh and others were present.