Shortly after winning the elections, many AAP MPs began to travel to their constituencies with the promise of bringing about reforms in infrastructure. Dr. Baljeet Kaur, an ophthalmologist, who contested Malaut constituency of Muktsar district, visited Malaut Civil Hospital on Saturday morning and found that the number of specialists was below the required number.
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She said: ‘The hospital only had four specialists when they must have had at least 10-12. It has only one Emergency Physician (EMO) against the minimum of four due to which specialists must also work as EMOs. Many patients have also complained about being asked to see private doctors, but our goal is to improve healthcare infrastructure and as a doctor I am personally interested in improving healthcare services. So for the moment we will try to reorganize the staff as in many hospitals, the staff is more than necessary. They will focus us on recruiting more employees. After that, I will provide feedback on my region to the CM. She added that the four regular specialists are an ENT, a pediatrician, an anesthetist and a gynecologist while an orthopedist comes once a week.
Dr. Baljit worked as an eye surgeon at Muktsar Civil Hospital before joining politics. She was popular for her record surgeries performed in the region for which she was honored four times.
Dr Baljeet, who also visited an empty hospital building built by DAV trust in Malaut, which is not operational, said it could be turned into a charity hospital. “I will ask for help from the government to make it operational. So that people in the region can benefit from affordable health care,” she said.
Not only Dr. Baljeet, even Labh Singh Ugoke, the much talked about MP who defeated former CM Charanjit Singh Channi, also visited Bhadaur Civil Hospital on Saturday where he promised to get the faulty elevator. On top of that, even the 50 bed hospital only had 35 beds and hence he ensured to make it fully operational.
Jagroop Singh Gill, MLA Bathinda Urban was home alone and many Bathinda residents came to meet him. Gill, however, focusing on his ‘aam aadmi’ image has told many others that he will travel to the regions himself to meet them and understand the works to be done in their regions. Gill remained as a councilman seven times on the Congressional ticket before joining the AAP. Its immediate goal will be to improve civic issues in the city.
This was the case of MP for Rampura Phull, Balkar Sidhu who had a meeting with Rampura Phull City Council officers to focus on issues such as sewage, water supply which are the basic needs of the masses .
In Ludhiana, Madan Lal Bagga, newly elected MP for Ludhiana North, visited the site of Buddah Nallah. He said: “Water from the Bahadurke sewage treatment plant (STP) was discharged into Buddah Nallah and I found it brackish so I had those samples tested. It seems that STP was not functional and untreated sewage was dumped into buddah nallah to pollute it further. During the campaign, I encountered many problems from the masses, so I am in the field to solve these problems.