CHANDIGARH: Outspoken Haryana Minister Anil Vij today stoked a controversy by saying people who do not wish to chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ should be “sent” to RSS Shakhas.
The Haryana Health and Sports Minister also wanted to know “what is wrong in saying Bharat Mata Ki Jai” and said “these people (who do not wish to chant the slogan) must be sent to RSS Shakhas.”
The five-time MLA also said, “It is need of the hour to make children aware about Geeta as it contains history of the country”.
The Minister, who had launched a campaign to declare cow as national animal, said “stringent laws” should be enacted to check cow slaughter as it provides milk to people of all religions. Meanwhile, he termed ‘Clinical Establishment Act’ as “incomplete” and demanded amendment to it to curb “exorbitant fees” charged by doctors in private clinics.
Vij alleged drug addiction has become a “problem” in Haryana districts neighbouring Punjab. Claiming that the number of out and in patients in government hospitals has increased in the recent past, he said MRI and CT Scan facilities will be made available in all the 21 district hospitals in the state.
Besides, there will be the facility for dialysis in each district level hospital, he added.
He said a digital database of patients will be created in government hospitals and government medical colleges.
Besides, laboratory reports of patients will be sent to them on their mobiles through text messages, he said. He said that his department will create a separate cadre of specialist doctors.
Biometric attendance of staff of hospitals will made compulsory, he said.
He said the government had given a Letter of Intent (LoI) to Sirsa based Dera Sacha Sauda to set up a super speciality hospital.
SGPC has been asked to expedite construction of Shahbad (Kurukshetra district) medical college for which more funds from the Sikh religious body have been received, he said.