Chandigarh: “The strengthening of the infrastructure especially with regard to the healthcare sector at the grassroots level occupies priority slot in the scheme of things of the Punjab Government. As the whole world is grappling with the corona virus, a robust healthcare structure would be of utmost importance in tackling the pandemic.” These views were expressed here today by the Health and Family Welfare Minister, Punjab, and MLA Mohali Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu on the occasion of laying the foundation stone of a dispensary at sohana.
The minister said that the dispensary would come up in about 6 months time period and would cost Rs. 40 lakh to the State Exchequer. He further divulged that a community centre is also in the pipeline in the area and it would come up at a cost of Rs. 2.50 crore.
Coming to more development centric announcements, the minister said that the constituency would be undergo radical transformation into a hub of development under the Urban Environment Improvement Programme (UEIP) under which Rs. 10 crore would be used to give facelift and beautify the urban infrastructure.
On the occasion, the minister exhorted the people to strictly follow the health department protocols regarding social distancing guidelines, washing of hands with the soaps and the hand sanitizers as well as wear masks whenever going out because the corona virus crisis is not over yet and being complacent at this stage can lead to the spiraling of the cases.
Among others present on the occasion included the Political Secretary to the minister—-Harkesh Chand Sharma Machhli Kalan, Commissioner Municipal Corporation Kamal Garg, SE Mukesh Garg, President Block Congress Committee Mohali (Rural) Thekedar Mohan Singh Bathlana, XEN Narinder Singh Dalam, SDO Sunil Sharma, Buta Singh Sohana, Ex Councillor Kuljit Singh Bedi, Advocate Sushil Kumar Atri, Harjit Singh Bholu Sohana, and Saurav Sharma.