WITH JUST days to go for 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak, the holy town of Sultanpur Lodhi is now nearly ready to receive devotees. Spick and span in a fresh coat of white, the town has made special arrangements for devotees to stay, but is also now equipped with state of art emergency medical facilities.
A total of 5,500 houses, 17,000 shops and all religious places have been whitewashed as part of an initiative of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), on which over Rs 4 crore has been spent, collected through contributions from political leaders, workers and public.
A new ICU, trauma centre and emergency ward have been set up at Civil Hospital Sultanpur Lodhi which will be available for people within a 50 km radius of the town. MLA Navtej Singh Cheema said Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh had announced that this hospital will get a facelift in the first Cabinet meeting at Sultanpur Lodhi just last month, and modernisation work had been completed in less than two months.
The hospital also has a defibrillator to cater to heart patients. Moreover, 16 special beds have been added alongwith an emergency ward with another six beds with central oxygen supply. The fully air-conditioned ICU ward have a suction route with manifold system and multi para monitor which will provide information like breathing…