Gurudwara’s have been helping the needy in the trying times of the coronavirus pandemic. Keeping up with this very noble spirit, Delhi’s Bangla Sahib Gurudwara has opened a pharmacy that sells medicines at discounted rates. The ‘Bala Pritam Dawakhana’ was opened on August 29 and it aims to provide low-cost medicines to the needy. If things work out, more such pharmacies will come up in the city. Read on to know more.
The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) opened the ‘Bala Pritam Dawakhana’ on August 29 in Delhi. The idea behind opening such a pharmacy is to provide low-cost medicines to all those in need. According to reports, 1 lakh people availed the services of the ‘dawakhana’ on the first day. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, our sevaks had reached out to the needy with food. Eventually, we realised that people not only need food but medicines as well,” Gyani Ranjeet Singh, Head Granthi of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib told news agency ANI.
The medicines at Bala Pritam Dawakhan in the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara are sold at factory rates, which are much lower than their MRP. Some of these are apparently sold at a discount of 80 per cent. According to reports, DSGMC will plan on opening more pharmacies the national capital. The noble move by the organisation seems to be a boon for the needy. The pandemic has affected the country’s economy to a great extent. Several people have lost their livelihoods, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to afford even the basic necessities.