Tribune News Service
Gurdaspur, May 15
An unsavoury scenario has developed with Gurdaspur MP Sunny Deol’s private workers objecting to the shifting of 4 ventilators from the district to the Ludhiana Civil Surgeon’s workplace.
The MP had given two such machines from his MPLAD fund, whereas the opposite two had been donated by Dubai businessman Surinder Pal Singh Oberoi throughout the first wave of Covid in March final 12 months. In excessive circumstances, a ventilator turns into important to maintain a affected person alive.
On May 6, the Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner wrote to his Gurdaspur counterpart searching for 4 ventilators as these have been mendacity “unused”.
Acting promptly, Gurdaspur DC Mohammad Ishfaq and Civil Surgeon Dr Harbhajan Ram made preparations to shift the ventilators to Ludhiana.
The machines, sources say, have been mendacity in a state of disuse as a result of of scarcity of ‘crucial care workers’ wanted to handle these. While the MP is recuperating in a US hospital following a shoulder harm, his workers began pointing fingers on the district administration over the transfer “even if the quantity of Covid sufferers was exhibiting a rise throughout the state and never in Ludhiana alone.”
Minutes after Deol’s PA Pankaj Joshi made this accusation, Ishfaq clarified he had taken the consent of each Deol and Oberoi in writing. He additionally made it clear the machines have been shifted “on a brief foundation”. Dr Satnam Singh Nijjar, Chairman, Gurdaspur Planning Board, had facilitated the DC’s dialog with Oberoi, who’s in Dubai. Oberoi, whereas talking to The Tribune, confirmed the DC had taken his permission. Minutes after Joshi’s had levelled the allegations at a specifically convened press convention, Ishfaq clarified his place via a press launch.