Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh criticized Punjab Government for not providing vaccine to the members of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).
A health worker inoculates a man with vaccine at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Sunday. (PTI)
Speaking to media persons in Amritsar, he said, “The step taken by the SGPC to get people vaccinated on its own is a good initiative. It is a service to humanity. I would like to ask the Union Government to provide vaccine to the State Governments. It should also import vaccine from other countries. It should also allow religious organizations to import the vaccines directly so that maximum people are inoculated.”
If a dera is converted into a vaccination center, why not provide such facilities on the premises of gurdwaras which are already helping people since day one, he questioned.