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An India Right this moment group found that the mattresses within the pores and skin ward of Punjab’s Guru Gobind Singh hospital haven’t been modified since 2007 regardless of the sufferers there having critical situations.

Punjab Well being Minister Chetan Singh Jouramajra requested Dr Raj Bahadur to lie down on a grimy mattress. (Photograph from Twitter)

An investigation performed by India Right this moment’s group revealed that the mattresses used within the pores and skin ward of Faridkot’s Guru Gobind Singh Medical School and Hospital haven’t been modified within the final 15 years. This comes simply days after the Vice-Chancellor of Baba Farid College of Well being Sciences, Dr Raj Bahadur resigned from his publish saying that he was humiliated by Punjab Well being Minister Chetan Singh Jouramajra’s demand to lie down on a grimy mattress on the hospital.

Out of a complete of 30 beds within the ward, the mattresses of 20 beds haven’t been changed since 2007.

A senior nurse who works within the ward mentioned the authorities refused to exchange the worn-out mattresses regardless of repeated requests. “A contemporary demand was made final yr too however the mattresses weren’t changed. When a prisoner ward was created, we verbally requested that the mattresses must be changed. The authorities refused, saying that there have been no mattresses. We had been instructed that the mattresses have already been distributed in all wards,” she mentioned.

The nurse additional mentioned that that they had solely made verbal requests and no return requisition was despatched.

“Ten mattresses had been supplied in 2018. There are 30 beds on this ward. The mattresses are required to get replaced after each 5 years. We normally get sufferers with pores and skin ailments and their situations are critical. I’ve been working right here for the final 15 years and have solely obtained 10 mattresses,” she added.

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TOP OFFICIAL RESIGNS FROM HUMILIATION

Dr Raj Bahadur’s resignation was adopted by outrage from the medical neighborhood, which demanded an apology from the well being minister. Members of the Indian Medical Affiliation (IMA) Punjab wrote a letter to Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and demanded a direct unconditional apology and resignation of the minister for his misbehaviour.

Nevertheless, no motion has been taken towards the minister thus far. Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann mentioned the matter may have been dealt with in another way however he has not taken any actions towards Chetan Singh.

This isn’t the primary time that an elected AAP minister has come below hearth for his or her behaviour. MLA Sheetal Angural additionally began an issue in July after he allegedly misbehaved with the Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner’s employees.

In different cases, AAP leaders had been within the information for threatening members of different events.

AAP supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann has suggested the social gathering MLAs to maintain their relations away from politics and to respect officers.

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