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Sewa Bharti Jalabad fights for better medical facilities

Praful Chander Nagpal Fazilka,
April 10 Ahead of the Jalalabad legislator and the Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal’s visit on Wednesday, the residents have sought a proper health facility in the constituency. It is learnt that in case of an emergency, the kin of the patients have to travel 33 km to Fazilka town to fetch blood from the blood bank at the Civil Hospital there, as the Jalalabad hospital does not have a blood bank of its own. It takes at least two hours to bring the required units of blood from Fazilka by covering the distance of 66 km back and forth, leaving the patients at the mercy of God till blood arrives. Notably, there is a separate building for a blood bank. But the proposal for setting up the facility seems to have fallen victim to the red tape. As per the official sources, a blood store unit can be set up without any delay. Interestingly, the official record of the health department tells a different story.

The hospital in Jalalabad, which is termed as a civil h…