Amritsar, September 28, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
With a motive to offer better healthcare services, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has established an oxygen plant with a capacity of 13,000 litres at Sri Guru Ramdas Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (SGRIMSR) at Vallah in Sri Amritsar, which was inaugurated by SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur on Tuesday.
With this establishment the SGPC’s hospital will be able to offer healthcare services in a self-reliant manner.
The development has come under preparatory measures amid apprehension of a third wave of COVID-19, which will now benefit the patients and the hospital will not have to suffer oxygen shortage.
Inaugurating the oxygen plant, Bibi Jagir Kaur said that taking notice of the oxygen shortage in the country during the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, SGPC had decided to set-up an oxygen plant which has been inaugurated today.
“After continuous efforts for oxygen supply in future, the operation of the plant will prove to be beneficial for the patients”, said Bibi Jagir Kaur.
Bibi Jagir Kaur said, SGPC, the Sikh body, has always been committed to the welfare of humanity and rendered great services during COVID-19 pandemic.
“During second wave of COVID-19, Sri Guru Ramdas Hospital was completely reserved for the treatment of Covid patients. Also, free healthcare services with oxygen through concentrators were provided to the patients in Punjab as well as in Haryana and Mumbai. Free Covid vaccine was also provided to the people by setting up free vaccination camps in parts of Punjab”, said Bibi Jagir Kaur.
Bibi Jagir Kaur said she prays that the third wave of COVID-19 does not come but still the SGPC is fully prepared for the future concerns.
SGPC President said that she is happy that an oxygen plant with capacity of 13,000 litres of oxygen stock at all time has been established and at the same time, 100 ventilators are also ready at SGRIMSR.
Meanwhile, Bibi Jagir Kaur also honoured the health workers who served during COVID-19 pandemic.
Praising the staff for their services, she said for holding the arm of humanity during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the health workers of SGPC have been lauded all over the world.
“The dedicated spirit with which the SGPC’s health workers had served during the pandemic had boosted the morale of the Covid patients and they returned to their homes after recovery”, she said.
Also, Bibi Jagir Kaur lauded the services of vice-chancellor (VC) of Sri Guru Ramdas University of Health Sciences (SGRUHS), college principal, dean and the staff members for working hard in timely completing the establishment of the oxygen plant.
On this occasion, SGPC senior-vice president S. Surjit Singh Bhitewad, general secretary Advocate Bhagwant Singh Sialka, SGPC members, SGRUHS VC Dr Daljit Singh Sandhu, director principal Dr Manjit Singh Uppal, dean Dr AP Singh and others were present.