Guruji’s Canuck Clinic

Patient Room at Brampton
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Ontario’s Brampton Civic Hospital plans to open its doors in October of this year–and when it does, it’ll be “due in no small measure to the generosity of the South Asian community, particularly residents with Punjabi roots who live in the area.”

That’s because the desi community in Brampton is responsible for raising almost $3.5 million. The hospital’s ER is to be named after Guru Nanak Dev.

“I won’t lie. That (name) was a huge push for our campaign. It’s an emotional connection so it was really well-received in the community,” said Ramandeep Grewal, a fundraiser and member of the Canadian Sikh Subcommittee.

The Toronto Star reports that the Ontario Federation of Hindu Temples has pledged $2.5 million and the Muslim Friends association an additional $1 million.

When completed, Brampton Community will house 608 beds and be able to accommodate 90,000 ER visits annually.

February 6, 2007
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  1. February 7, 2007, 11:30 am aditi

    that is awesome coalition building there.

    i hope some day i can find a community just as strong to practice medicine in.

  2. February 8, 2007, 9:24 pm Hilal

    hopefully, aditi! this sort of thing is so inspiring 🙂

    thanks for your visit!