Heartbroken family members of the martyred Border Security Force jawan Gurnam Singh have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to build a hospital for the BSF soldiers.
The family of the deceased soldier claimed that Gurnam Singh could have survived had he received better treatment. After receiving a billet injury in his head from a sniper shot from the Pakistani side, Gurnam Singh was rushed to a government hospital in Jammu.
While ministers at the state and central level along with celebrated politicians get five-star treatments in modern-equipped hospitals, a brave soldier like Gurnam Singh who is said to have successfully foiled infiltration attempts succumbed to bullet injury in an ordinary hospital, aged only 26.
The martyred BSF jawan Gurnam Singh’s father Kulbir Singh expressed that better medical facilities could by having a separate hospital for BSF personnel in RS Pura could have saved the life of his son.
Speaking to ANI, Kulbir Singh said: “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.”
Gurnam Singh’s death could well be an eye opener for the Narendra Modi government in doing something good for the security forces who do not hesitate in keeping their lives in the line of fire to protect the nation.
The martyred soldier’s sister Gurjeet Kaur raised the issue yesterday when she pleaded to the Prime Minister to ensure that Gurnam Singh get the best treatment. However, it was too late with Gurnam Singh leaving the world on Saturday night.
On Sunday, Gurjeet Kaur said that the entire country is proud of her brother’s sacrifice while asking the Indian government to build a hospital for BSF personnel in the memory of the martyred Gurnam Singh.
The only consolation for Gurnam Singh and the BSF was the fact that seven Pakistani rangers along with a terrorist were killed in a heavy retaliation attack by the Indian side on Saturday.