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Create jobs, upgrade health system: MLAs

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 26

As the Punjab Government has appointed a high-level committee under economist Montek Singh Ahluwalia to develop a medium-to-long-term recovery strategy for the state in light of the economic impact of Covid-19, Congress leaders and MLAs have urged the state government to prioritise generating jobs and upgrading health infrastructure once the lockdown is lifted.

'LESSONS LEARNT'

The battle against the virus has taught us several lessons in disaster management. I will request Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to build health and nursing institutes in each segment.

Fateh Jang Bajwa, Qadian MLA

PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar said the top priority should be generating livelihood for people. "Wheat harvesting and procurement will ensure money in the pockets of farmers. That is one job done. The other priority is to create livelihood in urban areas and the industrial sector," the PPCC chief said, adding another priority should be setting up two well-equipped hospitals in each district, ensuring adequate number of ventilators.

He said though Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh was doing his best, absence of financial help from the Centre was discouraging.

Qadian MLA Fateh Jang Bajwa said the strongly fought battle against the virus had taught us several lessons in disaster management. "I would request the CM to build health and nursing institutes in each constituency," Bajwa said.

Jalandhar (West) MLA Sushil Rinku said Covid-19 had helped the state understand loopholes in health infrastructure. Party leaders want the government to go for graded lifting of curfew in green zones.



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