Mon, Dec 5, 2016 | updated 06:06 PM IST

Take injured BSF jawan abroad for treatment, demands family

Updated: Oct 22, 2016 15:42 IST

R S Pura (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Oct. 22 (ANI): The family of seriously injured Border Security Force (BSF) constable Gurnam Singh on Saturday demanded that the Centre take him abroad for better medical treatment to ensure his survival.

"Why is the government is still keeping him in the same hospital? Is there no other hospital in the country? The government can even send him to foreign (country), or a foreign doctor can be called. If ministers can go abroad for their treatment, then why can't army men," asked Singh's sister Gurjeet Kaur.

Still unaware about the actual condition of her brother, Kaur said a call from the BSF was received yesterday in afternoon, which informed about incident. Since then her parents and younger brother have gone to the hospital, but till now, there is no news from doctors about his conditions.

Constable Gurnam Singh received a bullet injury to his head yesterday, when Pakistani Ranger fired on his outpost in the Hiranagar area of Jammu. The Border Security Force ( BSF) launched an aggressive offensive, killing a militant and seven Pakistani Rangers in retaliation.

Gurnam was evacuated immediately to the Jammu Government Medical College where his condition remains critical. (ANI)