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Why can’t govt send injured BSF jawan abroad for treatment, asks family

india Updated: Oct 22, 2016 16:52 IST
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Constable Gurnam Singh received a bullet injury to his head on Friday when a Pakistani Ranger fired on his outpost in the Hiranagar area of Jammu. The BSF launched an aggressive offensive, killing a militant and seven Pakistani Rangers in retaliation. (Representative Photo/AP)

The family of Gurnam Singh, the injured BSF constable , on Saturday demanded that the government take him abroad for better medical treatment to ensure his survival.

“Why is the government is still keeping him in the same hospital? Is there no other hospital in the country? The government can even send him to foreign (country), or a foreign doctor can be called. If ministers can go abroad for their treatment, then why can’t army men?” asked Singh’s sister, Gurjeet Kaur.

Still unaware about the actual condition of her brother, Kaur said that they had only got a call about the incident on afternoon Friday. Her parents and brother have visited to the hospital, but the family has not received any news about Singh’s condition.

Constable Gurnam Singh received a bullet injury to his head on Friday when a Pakistani Ranger fired on his outpost in the Hiranagar area of Jammu. The BSF launched an aggressive offensive, killing a militant and seven Pakistani Rangers in retaliation.

Gurnam was evacuated immediately to the Jammu Government Medical College where his condition remains critical.