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PGI satellite centre nowhere in sight, can damage poll prospects of BJP

Ferozepur: PGI satellite center in Ferozepur has embroiled into a bigger controversy as after years of foundation only Advanced Eye Centre could be made functional. In order to get credit, sitting MLA Parminder Singh Pinky and BJP leaders have put the entire project in quandary.

Punjab government assured public to give land and start PGI satellite Centre but the government did not allot any piece of land nor did they manage to make any arrangements to execute the plan.

It is to mention here that this issue again popped up on Friday once again as nine member team of PGI faculty and Engineering Administration arrived at Ferozepur accompanied by Parminder Singh Pinky and inspected various sites for satellite centre.

Dr Rao who had been leading the team said that PGI could not run in small parcels of land and at least need 25 acres. He said that if the government can arrange some building they could start OPD services temporarily within two months even.

After visiting Eye Super Speciality hospital Dr Rao said that OPD could be started within two months if the building of Eye Hospital is given to them.

It is worth mentioning that PGI Center was the main demand of people in the area, as there is no super specaility hospital in Ferozepur. In case of emergency one has to go to Ludhiana or Bathinda for treatment.

Aam Aadmi Party, Congress and BSP has declared their candidates from Ferozepur, (urban) segment whereas BJP candidate is nowhere in sight. AAP has fielded former cabinet minister and five times MLA Pt Bal Mukand Sharma.

BJP according to sources is facing rift within the party as it had been divided into two strong and parallel groups.

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