Speaking in Parliament, Harsimrat Kaur Badal also requested the Union Health Minister to approve funds for upgrading the trauma center of AIIMS Bathinda to 300 beds. He said that the organization’s emergency block has the capacity to handle only 28 emergency cases. He said that three national highways and two state highways pass through the city, due to which there are many accidents and besides there are military and air force cantonments there, the trauma center of Emza Bathinda should be upgraded immediately.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal also explained how the Aam Aadmi Party government is failing to fulfill its duty in implementing the Ayushman Bharat Health Insurance Scheme and how private and government hospitals owe Rs 300 crores to the government. He also told how during the Congress government and now during the AAP government, Punjabis are deprived of this health insurance cover because the governments could not take action against the insurance company that has defaulted in its contract.
He requested the Health Minister to take action against both the government officials and the insurance company who cheated the people of Punjab.
Earlier, while demanding a financial package for the farmers of Punjab, the MP of Bathinda told how the farmers suffered losses in raising wheat and now paddy crops and the soft crop was destroyed three times in a row. He said that the wheat crop was damaged due to the sudden increase in heat in the month of March and now the crops have been destroyed in the Malwa region due to the floods after the monsoons. He said that the soft crop was destroyed due to the attacks of pink fly and whitefly three times earlier.
The Bathinda MP also told how the AAP government has failed to do anything for the affected farmers and Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is visiting the farmers instead of giving them relief. He said that now Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal and Akali workers are providing relief. He said that I have also contributed in this work but still a lot needs to be done and only with the financial package the losses incurred by the farmers as well as the agricultural laborers can be compensated.
He also highlighted the loss caused by the farmers due to the lax attitude of the AAP government and said that Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann had asked the farmers to plant moong and had promised to give them MSP of Rs 7225 per quintal, but private traders had given them was left He said that government agencies have purchased only 10 percent of the 4 lakh tonnes of mongoose produced in the mandis of the state.
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