19.2 C
Jalandhar
Monday, October 25, 2021

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ

spot_img
yes punjab punjabi redirection

Mera Ghar

Loan Waiver

Kisan Victims

Water Bills

Electricity Bills

Invest Punjab

Group D

Parali

PSSSB Chemical

Markfed Sept to Nov

Innocent

Absentee doctors: AAP wants time-bound probe into money-for-absence allegations by former Registrar

- Advertisement -
Chandigarh, January 5, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)

Senior leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Leader of the Opposition Harpal Singh Cheema, has expressed his grave concern over the deteriorating public health facilities in the state, alleging that the subsequent governments were solely responsible for their anti-people policies and for allocating shoe-string annual budget to augmenting health services.

He said there was an urgent need for free medical treatment on the lines of the Kejriwal government in Delhi for the people of the state, who were wrestling with high rise inflation and economic slowdown.

In a statement issued from party headquarters, Harpal Singh Cheema said that the written allegations of government doctors absenting themselves from duty by paying hefty amount, levelled by a social activist and former Punjab government official, Dr Pyare Lal Garg, were of serious nature, which have earned disgrace for the government in the saddle.

Cheema demanded that a special committee of Punjab Vidhan Sabha comprising MLAs and representatives of all parties and investigating agencies experts, be constituted to investigate the allegations within a timeframe to unearth the role of the health mafia.

The LoP said that Dr. Payre Lal Garg, in an article, had levelled serious allegations that a large number of doctors in government dispensaries in the rural areas, especially those under the Panchayat Department, were allowed to absent themselves from duty by paying hefty amounts, which had badly hit the services in the rural dispensaries where doctors were not seen around for days.

Cheema further said that the allegations levelled by Dr Garg, a former registrar of Baba Farid University, who had been handling various top responsibilities in the state health sector from time to time, needed to be investigated seriously and within a timeframe.

The AAP leader stressed the need for enhancing annual budget allocation for health and medical education for the financial year 2020-21, on the lines of the Arvind Kejriwal’s government in Delhi.

Cheema said that only 3.48 per cent of the total budget for health and medical education in the state was earmarked during the financial year 2019-2020, which did not even make for 1 per cent of the state’s GDP, as a result of which the health services were badly hit, leading to staff crunch and shortage of medicines at government hospitals and dispensaries.

Cheema said that the Kejriwal government in Delhi was spending more than 12 per cent of its total budget on public health services, which had led the people availing themselves of free medicines and medical tests at government hospitals, dispensaries and mohalla clinics there.

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -spot_img

Stay Connected

20,369FansLike
112,663FollowersFollow

ENTERTAINMENT

National

GLOBAL

OPINION

Security Force in Kashmir

Kashmir: A battle that has been laid off for far too long- by Amjad Ayub Mirza

On October 22, 1947 Pakistan attacked the State of Jammu and Kashmir. It was the beginning of a conflict that would leave thousands dead...
Indian Population

In the light of the population explosion debate – by Nirendra Dev

Mizoram has made news -- not necessarily for the wrong reasons but certainly for quite unexpected reasons. North-Eastern India generally makes news due to...
Terrorists Shadow

Tackling the resurgence of jihad in Kashmir – by Amjad Ayub Mirza

With three encounters taking place in less than 24 hours between October 10 and 11, terrorist insurgency has effectively resurged in the Kashmir Valley....

SPORTS

Health & Fitness

Gynaecological Cancer

Gynaecological Cancer: Prevention and Screening

New Delhi, Oct 24, 2021- Globally, cancer has emerged as an important contributor to human health and the burden is growing with each passing year. Cancer has multifactorial causation theory and presents with different signs and symptoms as per the organ of origin. In India, 1.4 million people are diagnosed with cancer annually and 8,50,000 cancer patients die of...

Gadgets & Tech