Punjab CM calls up beneficiaries of scheme

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today surprised people seeking facilities under the Bhagat Puran Singh Sehat Bima Yojna when he started calling up the intended beneficiaries of the scheme to know about their experiences.

The beneficiaries belonging to Ludhiana, Bathinda, Fazilka and Gurdaspur districts were taken aback on hearing the voice of the CM, who opened his conversation with “Main Parkash Singh Badal Bol Riha Haan Ji..”

Some of the beneficiaries found it hard to believe their ears and took it to be a call to a wrong number and said so, an official release said here tonight.

But when the CM assured them that he wanted to speak to them only, then they opened up about the problems and difficulties they faced in certain aspects.

Chief Minister also enquired about the services, facilities and attitudes of the empanelled hospitals.

While speaking to Chief Minister over phone, beneficiaries not only thanked Badal but also informed him about the problems being faced in some of hospitals, the release said.

The Chief Minister assured them about resolving their issues within short span of time besides assuring them that he would also ring them up in future to get feedback in this regard.