March 9, 2024 - PatialaPolitics


The Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on Saturday gave a bonanza of Rs 869 crore to Sangrur residents by kicking off and laying the foundation stone of several developmental projects in the district.




Addressing the gathering during Vikas Kranti rally here today, the Chief Minister said that he always wanted that this region should have an ultra modern hospital so that people can get quality health services. He said that today his dream has come true with the setting up of 80 bedded mother child hospital at Dhuri, 30 bedded Community Health centre at Kauhrian and 30 bedded Rural hospital at Cheema adding that equipped with ultra modren facilities these hospitals will go a long way in imparting quality health services to the people. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that his government is already providing free medicine to the patients from within the hospital premises so that patients don’t have to go out adding that X-ray and Ultrasound machines are being provided in every hospital to serve the people.




The Chief Minister said that Punjab is food bowl and sword arm of the country adding that more than 90% sacrifices were made by Punjabis in the national freedom struggle adding that the state government has introduced various out of the box ideas to benefit the common man.Asserting that 829 Aam Aadmi clinics have revolutionized the health care sector in the state, he said that more than 95% of patients visiting these clinics daily recover from their ailments. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that ever since the starting of these clinics from August 15, 2022 they have witnessed a footfall of more than one crore patients.




The Chief Minister said that these clinics are acting as a cornerstone in the revamp of the healthcare system in Punjab. He said that 80 types of medicines and around 40 diagnostic tests are being provided free of charge to the patients in these clinics. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that these clinics have also helped the government in preparing a database for checking the various diseases prevalent in the state and combating them effectively.




The Chief Minister further said that to check the fatality rate due to road accidents in the state on one hand and to streamline the movement of traffic on the roads of the state on the other, the state government has launched Sadak Surakhya Force. He said that the first of its kind specialized force is acting as a pivotal to save several precious lives that are lost in road accidents daily in Punjab and this force has been entrusted with the task of checking rash driving, streamlining vehicular movement on roads and others to check the road accidents. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that initially 129 vehicles equipped with ultra modern gadgets have been deployed after every 30 kilometres to man the roads and these vehicles will also have a complete medical kit for providing emergency treatment to any person in need.




The Chief Minister said that the state government is making concerted efforts for rejuvenating the education system in the state. He said that till now sending his child to government school was the only option for the common man but within six months it will be his wish to do so as the education system is being revamped. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that Schools of Eminence has set up across the state to impart quality education to the students.




The Chief Minister said that the state government had scripted a new success story by purchasing Goindwal power plant earlier owned by a private company GVK Power Power at a cost of Rs 1080 crore. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that as coal from Pachwara coal mine, allotted to Punjab, can be used only for government power plants so with purchase of this power plant this coal can be aptly utilized for producing power to provide it to every sector of the state. He further said that it is a matter of immense pride and satisfaction that 90% consumers in the state are getting zero power bill due to pro-people decisions of the state government.




Training his guns at the opposition, the Chief Minister said that the exchequer of the state was never empty but the political leaders lacked the intention to ensure the well being of the common man due to which they didn’t make any effort for welfare of people. He said that these people had looted crores of Rupees from the state for personal benefits adding that the luxury tax and others of their resorts and farmhouses was waived off to benefit them. However, Bhagwant Singh Mann said that in the coming days people will get very good news as the huge palaces and farm houses made by the leaders illegally will be razed very soon.




The Chief Minister said that these people had constructed these palatial homes on the blood of common man which will not be tolerated and to sooth the mind of every Punjabi these will be demolished soon. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that these leaders will be taught a befitting lesson for their sins and no stone will be left unturned for it. He said that his government is judiciously spending every single penny of the people for the welfare of the common man.