SGPC to set up wards for treatment of Covid-19 patients at Gurdwaras
Oxygen plant ready at Guru Ramdas Medical College, to deliver services in one week: Bibi Jagir Kaur
Amritsar May 4, 2021:
For the treatment of Covid-19 patients, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to set-up an oxygen plant as well as provide services through oxygen concentrators.
Giving information about this, SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur said that to fight against Covid-19 in present times, SGPC has established an oxygen plant at Guru Ramdas Medical College, Amritsar, which would be operational in one week.
“For this purpose, the permission has been taken from the Centre government and as per the conditions of the government, two big generators have also been purchased”, said Bibi Jagir Kaur.
She said that SGPC is also making efforts to prepare oxygen from air as well.
“For the same, a devotee from America has provided 200 oxygen concentrators. SGPC would also purchase the oxygen concentrators itself depending on the requirement”, said Bibi Jagir Kaur.
SGPC president said that Sri Guru Ramdas Hospital has already been reserved for the Covid-19 patients, with the facility of 200 beds and 37 ventilators.
“Now, after seeing the increasing number of Covid-19 cases, 25 beds temporary ward facility is being arranged at the Diwan Hall of Gurdwara Manji Sahib, Alamgir; and 25 beds facility at Takht Sri Damdama Sahib. Here oxygen would be provided to the patients through concentrators and in case of emergency, medical ambulance would also be deputed so that the patients can be shifted to the hospital. The medical teams would work in these wards in two shifts”, said SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur.
SGPC hires 24 companies for financial audit
SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur said that the services of 24 companies are being taken to conduct financial audits in a transparent manner of the functioning of the Gurdwaras and educational institutions managed by the SGPC.
Bibi Jagir Kaur said, “These CA firms would be working at the district-level to conduct internal audits of Gurdwaras and educational institutions. At present these services are being availed for the financial year of 2021-22 for which about Rs 49 lakh would be paid annually. Every firm would have to submit its report by the 10th day of the month at the headquarters of the SGPC.”
Bibi Jagir Kaur said, “For the sake of financial transparency, the organization should be run by an expert CA, for which the sub-committee has selected the CA firms through regular interviews. Every firm would work under the rules regularly promulgated by the SGPC. In addition to the audit, the staff of educational institutions and Gurdwaras will also be given training on double entry and computerization by these firms.”
She said, “In case, if the audit firm, finds any work done anywhere beyond the permissible rights, then it would be necessary to bring the same to the notice of the SGPC headquarters and the CA firms would also send it in a special report in their monthly report”, said Bibi Jagir Kaur.
SGPC President said that our objective is to present the Gurdwara arrangements to the sangat in a transparent manner.
Meanwhile, Bibi Jagir Kaur strongly condemned the threatening letter regarding Takht Sri Patna Sahib and said that some anti-social people were not tolerating the benevolent services of Gurdwaras and from time to time such heinous acts were carried out with hatred. She said that the governments should deal strictly with such people and their faces should be exposed.
On this occasion the SGPC senior vice-president Surjit Singh Bhitewad, Junior vice-president Baba Buta Singh, Chief Secretary Adv Harjinder Singh Dhami, executive member Satwinder Singh Tohra, Ajmer Singh Khera, Jarnail Singh Dogranwala, Charanjit Singh Kalewal, Bibi Paramjit Kaur Landran, Bibi Kiranjot Kaur, additional secretary . Sukhdev Singh Bhurakohna, Sukhminder Singh, Partap Singh, assistant secretary . Kulwinder Singh Ramdas, Balwinder Singh Kahlwan, OSD to SGPC president Dr Amrik Singh Latifpur, Dr Sukhbir Singh, superintendent Malkit Singh Beharwal and others were present.