Give drugs, free treatment to gastroenteritis patients in Chrar-e-Sharief: Rather
Calls for 24 hrs ambulance services in affected areas
Budgam, Aug 14: The minister for Finance & Ladakh Affairs Abdul Rahim Rather today asked the health authorities to provide adequate medicines and free treatment to the people suffering from gastroenteritis in upper Kandi areas of Kanidajan, Darwan Nowgam, Brari Pathri, Challyan areas of Charar-e-Sharief.
Rather accompanied by Director Health Services Kashmir Dr. Saleem-ur-Rehman, Chief Medical Officer Budgam Dr. Aleem Ud Din, Xen-PHE Chadoora, Rafiq Malik, and other officers today conducted a day long visit to the affected areas to take on the spot assessment of the situation arisen due to outbreak of the disease.
He directed for keeping round the clock ambulance services available for convenience of the patients till the outbreak of the disease was fully brought under control.
Rather also asked the health authorities to launch an awareness campaign to educate the people about preventive remedial measures to check the spread of water borne diseases.
Rather inspected various health centres and interacted with the patients admitted and enquired about welfare and medicare facilities available to the patients.
He directed the Public Health Engineering authorities to ensure supply of safe drinking water to the people.
Chief Medical Officer Budgam informed that the outbreak of disease had been brought under control and there had been no casualty due to this disease in the area. He said all the patients had been treated whereas all precautionary measures had been taken to check the spread of disease.
Rather said all possibilities would be explored to setup a primary health centre at a centrally located place which shall be convenient to the people living in and around Kanidajan-Darwan Nowgam area. Adding that in view of the tough and hilly terrain opening of PHC in the area was need of the hour. He asked Director Health Services Kashmir to take immediate measures in this regard.
Rather said the construction and macadamization of Kanidajan Darwan Nowgam road would be expedited and assured that a receiving station to improve electric power supply in the area shall also be constructed in the area soon.
He also assured the people that a new school building will be constructed at Kanidajan besides opening of a veterinary sub-centre to provide adequate medicare treatment facilities to the live stock.
The minister also addressed public meetings at Kanidajan, Darwan-Nowgam & Challyan where he assured the people that government was committed to provide all the basic facilities to the people especially living in far-flung and remote areas. He said equitable development and prosperity of all the three regions of the state was the mission of present government adding that a massive development drive had been initiated in nook and corner of the state. He said road connectivity programme taken under PMGSY would bring socio-economic prosperity in the area.
Responding to the demand regarding shortage of food grains, the minister said ration to the people shall soon be provided as per the latest census (2011) figures.
The minister directed the engineers of PHE department to formulate a comprehensive project for replacement of old and outdated drinking water pipes in the area so that clean water is provided to the people. He also assured to construct four kilometer road patch between Darwan to Watkulu for convenience of the people.
On way from Charar-i Sharief to Kanidajan the Minister inspected the pace of work on upgradation and macadamization of Chrar-e-Sharief-Yusmarg road going on full swing at a cost of Rs 18 Crores. The road project is scheduled to be completed within two months and shall give a boost to tourism related activities in the area.
Xen PMGSY Jeelani, Xen R&B Chadoora, Tak, Xen PDD Budgam also accompanied the minister.
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