Haryana’s main opposition party — Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) — has laid the foundation stone for a multi-specialty hospital, Jana Nayak Chaudhary Devi Lal Memorial Super-Specialty Hospital, at Brah Khurd village of Jinddistrict on Monday. The hospital would be constructed by Jan Nayak Chaudhary Devi Lal Memorial Trust. The foundation stone was laid by former chief minister and INLD supremo Om Prakash Chautala. The site chosen for the hospital is situated on the Jind-Gohana road, providing easy access to healthcare for the people from Jind, Gohana, Kaithal, Kalayat, Narnaund and Meham areas. Among those present during the laying of the foundation stone ceremony were INLD’s Haryana unit chief Ashok Arora and leader of opposition Abhay Singh Chautala, who is also the president of Jan Nayak Chaudhary Devi Lal Memorial Trust.
Chautala had earlier expressed concern over the deteriorating conditions of health services and education in the state during INLD’s Gohana rally organized on October 7 to commemorate the 105th birth anniversary of his father and former deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal. He had then announced that the trust would build a hospital to provide free healthcare to the poor and an educational institution in the state. INLD MLAs, including Parminder Singh Dhull of Julana and Pirthi Singh of Narwana, and former MLAs Saroj Mor, Kali Ram Patwari and Ramphal Kundu, women cell president Sumitra Devi, district president Krishan Rathi and Krishan Middha were also present on the occasion.