Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, today visited District Hospital Ganderbal and took stock of medical facilities available there in view of ongoing pandemic COVID-19.District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal, Chief Engineers of R&B and PHE; MD, JKPCC; SE R&B Division Ganderbal; Executive Engineers of R&B and PHE; CMO Ganderbal; ASP Ganderbal and other concerned officials accompanied him.During his visit to District Hospital Ganderbal, which has been designated as Covid Hospital (100 bedded), the Advisor enquired about the management of patients there and directed the concerned officers to follow all safety measures while providing the health services to the people.
He also directed the CMO to provide all necessary safety equipments to frontline health workers who are dealing with the Covid patients.The Advisor also enquired about the pace of work on under construction blocks there. The officials of the executing agency informed the Advisor that main emergency block is already handed over to the health department besides works of other 2 blocks are in progress.Keeping in view the current scenario due to Covid pandemic, the Advisor directed the concerned authorities to expedite the pace of work and complete the works on additional blocks by December so that bed capacity of hospital is increased and put to public use at the earliest.
Advisor Bhatnagar also interacted with the doctors and staff of the hospital there and enquired about the prevention measures and the treatment of the COVID patients. He lauded the salutary work being done by the doctors and staff. He also interacted with the staff looking after the COVID ward.He said that UT Administration is committed to provide best health services to the people within the UT and in this regard various initiatives have been undertaken like procuring of advanced medical equipments for proper functioning of all units of the health centers and several other initiatives are underway to uplift the health infrastructure in entire Jammu and Kashmir.
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