‘If politicians can be airlifted why not soldiers defending border’
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Family members of brave BSF soldier Gurnam Singh, injured in the sniper attack by Pak Rangers on Saturday put politicians in the dock by demanding that their son, battling for his life in the ICU of GMC, Jammu, should be immediately shifted to a bigger hospital for better treatment.
Following their desperate pleas, one of the senior most BSF officer who flew in from New Delhi to personally assess the ground situation along the International Border visited him in the Government Medical College Hospital and interacted with the parents and other family members.
ADG,BSF Arun Kumar later told reporters at GMC, the State and the Union governments along with BSF want Gurnam to get best treatment. “We are ready to shift him but are awaiting for doctors advice”, he said, adding that further action will be decided on the basis of doctors advice.
Earlier, in the morning, Gurnam’s younger sister Gurjeet Kaur appealed to the Union Government to immediately shift his brother to a bigger hospital to save his life. She said, “We are all praying for the long life of my brother but I want to appeal to the Union Government to immediately shift him to a bigger hospital”.
She said, “If politicians and other VVIP’s can be airlifted in emergency why soldiers who defend our borders can not be extended this facility”. Referring to the brave act of foiling infiltration bid by his brother and other BSF jawans in Hiranagar Sector of Jammu Frontier late Wednesday night she said, “If infiltrators had managed to sneak inside the Indian territory they would have targeted innocent people”. She said her brother saved so many lives and therefore he deserved better treatment facilities.
Ever since Gurnam Singh has been shifted to GMC on Friday morning, large number of prayer meetings have been organised for his long life. His parents and close relatives are waiting outside the ICU for miracle to happen while other well wishers and family friends are camping at his residence in Arnia where they are praying regularly for the long life of Gurnam Singh. According to doctors at the GMC, the condition of Gurnam Singh continues to be serious and the final decision whether to shift him to another hospital would be taken after reexamining his progress on Sunday morning.