If Ministers Can Go Abroad For Treatment, Why Can’t Army Men, Asks Family Of Slain BSF Soldier

2:54 pm 23 Oct, 2016


Kulbir Singh, father of BSF jawan Gurnam Singh who got martyred in unprovoked firing by Pakistani rangers at border area in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, said that his son would have been alive if provided with better medical facilities.

Slain BSF jawan Gurnam Singh ndtv

Slain BSF jawan Gurnam Singh ndtv

The 26-year old soldier was being treated at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Jammu. He had received a bullet injury to his head and later succumbed to his injuries on October 22 night.

Kulbir Singh said that had there been a separate hospital for BSF soldiers in RS Pura, proper treatment could have been given to him.

“There is only one government hospital here in Bakshinagar. That is why we demand that there should be separate health care system for BSF soldiers. Had it been installed he could have been given proper treatment,” Singh told ANI.

The distraught and crushed family of Gurnam Singh has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to construct a special hospital for all the BSF soldiers so that similar case does not repeat in the near future.

The family of Gurnam Singh had also requested the government to 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.

“I am proud of my brother’s sacrifice. Not only me but my all relatives are proud of him. We all prayed for his recovery but it did not happen. We have only one request to Modi government that a proper health care system be installed for the BSF soldiers like my brother, who was just lying there with his injuries without any attention,” said sister of Gurnam Singh.

“His parents wanted him to be shifted to AIIMS for better treatment. We were about to do that yesterday but unfortunately he passed away,” Thapa told ANI.

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has offered his condolences to the heartbroken family of Gurnam Singh.

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