Sukhbir Badal claims he had got in-principle approval for the project
Ferozepur, September 25, 2023 (Yes Punjab News)
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said persistent efforts to kick start the PGIMER Satellite Centre here had finally borne fruit with PGI, Chandigarh appointing an executing agency to construct the Rs 233 crore project and inviting bids for the same.
Earlier the SAD president had approached union health and family welfare Mansukh Mandaviya in this regard in March and got in principle approval for the Centre.
Expressing satisfaction that the Satellite Centre along with a 100 bed hospital would finally be constructed within two years, Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal said “this facility will be a boon for the border belt which has been deprived of specialty medical services for decades”.
Giving further details, Mr Badal said even though the erstwhile SAD government had transferred 27.5 acres of land for the Satellite Centre after it was approved in 2016, the project did not take off for a long time with successive Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) governments not taking any effort to get the project expedited.
He said following this he had pursued the project assiduously with the central government and was delighted that work on the same would start now. “I join in the happiness of people of Ferozepur parliamentary constituency who will no longer have to traverse long distances for specialty medical care”.