Local MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Wednesday said the state government was ready to fill the vacant seats of doctors in civil hospitals in case doctors came forward.
Inaugurating the newly constructed children care unit at Government Women and Children Hospital here, she said, "Any qualified doctor can visit the office of the health director for interview to be appointed as doctor any time. But doctors are avoiding public health care system as they find private practice more lucrative," said Harsimrat.
She said, "We have been considering proposing to private doctors to examine patients at government hospitals for a few hours in a week. It will help us to improve the health care system in the state."
She said, "The new facility at the hospital will help the poor treat their newborns at a low price. It will help save the lives of many children who face serious health problem at the time of birth," said Harsimrat.
Sending out a strong message on organ donation, Harsimrat pledged her organs at a seminar organised by Glodas, which has been running an organ donation campaign.
The seminar was organised at SSD College here to create awareness on organ donation. Harsimrat was the chief guest at the event.
Addressing the gathering, she said she was willing to pledge her organs. She applauded the initiative taken by Glodas.
She also appealed to the people to come forward to pledge organs, as it would give many a new lease of life. She also assured the organisation that she would request the state government to open a transplanting centre in Punjab.
She said a person could save eight lives by donating eight body organs.
Glodas president Baldev Singh Aulakh said pledging organs was the need of the hour. There were many patients who needed organs and tissues but there are very few donors, he added.
Glodas vice-president and Adesh University vice-chancellor GPI Singh announced that soon the university would come up with an advanced transplant centre on its campus.
Bathinda mayor Baljit Singh Bir Behman also pledged his organs.