Srinagar, Nov 22: Director Health Services Kashmir Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather Monday visited hospitals of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district and took a detailed review of the under-construction hospital building.
A spokesman of the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) in a statement issued here said that Dr Rather conducted the visit on the directions of Additional Chief Secretary Health and Medical Education Department, Vivek Bhardwaj.
The spokesman said that Dr Rather was accompanied by Deputy Director Planning, Chief Medical Officer Kulgam, Block Medical Officer Qoimoh, Medical Officer DH Pora, besides officers of the executing agencies.
He said that Dr Rather visited PHC Qoimoh where he reviewed the progress of the work on the under-construction hospital building and directed the concerned executing agencies to expedite the work on the project.
The spokesman said that the hospital building was being constructed under the Prime Minister’s Development Package.
He said that during his visit, Dr Rather also met a delegation of locals and senior citizens who demanded upgradation of healthcare facilities.
The spokesman said that Dr Rather interacted with the people and assured them that the department would upgrade healthcare services in the area for public convenience.
Later, the director also visited Medical Block DH Pora where he took a review of the health facilities being provided to the patients.
He also took a review of an under-construction hospital building in the block and gave direction to the executive agencies to pace up the work so that the building was inaugurated as soon as possible.
Reviewing the healthcare facilities, Dr Rather said that the area being a far-off place needed better patient care services and infrastructure.