Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, Tuesday condoled the demise of Dr Shabir Ahmed Malik, Medical Officer posted at Block Gurez, Bandipora under National Health Mission (RBSK), who passed away at SMHS Hospital, Srinagar on Tuesday morning.
Advisor appreciated the role of front line COVID warriors during this fight against the global pandemic in the Union Territory. He said that the selfless services of the Medical Officer during this pandemic are highly appreciable and laudable that will make our COVID warriors fight the deadly virus with even greater determination.
Mission Director, NHM, J&K, Bhupinder Kumar also expressed profound grief and conveyed condolences to the family of the Medical Officer and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.
Mission Director informed that Social Security benefits in the form of ex-gratia under National Health Mission will be extended to the family members at an earliest.
He added that the government shall also process his case under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package, an Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19
Meanwhile, the Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo and Director Health Services Kashmir also expressed their deepest condolences to the bereaving family of Dr. Shabir Ahmad Malik,.