Advisor Farooq Khan reviews Covid mitigation efforts in Kulgam

Photo by Jammu and Kashmir Information Department
Photo by Jammu and Kashmir Information Department

Kulgam, June 1: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Farooq Ahmad Khan Tuesday took a comprehensive review of Covid mitigation measures being implemented by the district administration in Kulgam.

The advisor visited the District Hospital Kulgam and inspected the patient care facilities being extended there to Covid and non-Covid patients.

He exhorted upon the hospital management to put in extra efforts towards making patients feel comfortable and safe.

The advisor said that the entire medical fraternity had a special role to play in these times of crisis and the society would always remain indebted to their selfless contribution towards fighting this dreaded virus.

He inspected the status of newly-commissioned 1000 LPM oxygen plant and reviewed its functioning briefly.

The advisor also took stock of availability of oxygen in wards and availability of Covid care and other essential medicines there.

He was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner, Kulgam, BilalMohiuddinBhat who briefed him about the overall functioning of the hospital informing that there was availability of 120 oxygenated beds at the district hospital while adequate cylinders and concentrators were also in stock.

The advisor appreciated the healthcare workers for their role in fighting and saving human lives.

He said that the government had augmented healthcare facilities, especially in the wake of Covid and it must be their prime concern to make optimum use of these facilities for saving the humanity.

Later, the advisor chaired a meeting of officers and reviewed development scenario of the district with emphasis on implementation of various social sector schemes.

The DC Kulgam through a PowerPoint presentation presented the overall development profile of the district, highlighting the physical and financial achievements recorded under various projects.

He said that six projects had been taken up in the district under PMDP including NTPHC Srandoo, IPD block at District Hospital, SDH D H Pora, SDH Qaimoo and indoor stadium at Qaimoo, of which MCH Kulgam and PHC Srandoo had been completed while the work on rest of the projects was under progress.

Reviewing the implementation of social sector schemes, the advisor stressed upon the officers to sensitise the people about various welfare schemes tailored for their socio-economic empowerment. He laid emphasis on saturation of Government of India-sponsored and individual beneficiary oriented schemes.

Later, several delegations including transporters association, traders association, fruit association, Awkaf Committee members and tribal delegations called on the advisor and put forth their issues and demands for early redress.

Earlier, Advisor Khan visited Sports Stadium Kulgam and inspected the proposed site identified for the construction of the indoor stadium there.

He also felicitated the players who had won medals and awards in different sports categories during various sports events held at J&K level.

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