Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review functioning of Health Department in the valley.
Director Health Services Kashmir, Saleem-u-Rehman, Deputy Director Planning, all Chief Medical officers (CMOs) of the valley and other concerned officials attended the meeting.
The Divisional Commissioner was given a brief about the facilities being provided to the people in valley’s healthcare institutions. He was informed that critical care is being provided to various patients in health institutions of the valley free of cost.
The meeting was further informed that buildings for 18 new healthcare centers have been completed and would be dedicated to the public very soon, besides digital X-ray and other medical and diagnostic equipments are being installed in district hospital Budgam shortly.
The Divisional Commissioner directed all CMOs to ensure proper sanitation and cleanliness in and around all the Health institutions in the valley and directed the concerned to take up all the matters including land acquisition issues with the concerned Deputy Commissioners so that the buildings are completed within the stipulated time.
He directed the Director Health Services Kashmir to submit a comprehensive requirement of medicos, paramedics and other healthcare staff. He also asked the concerned to come up with details of ambulance and other medicare and diagnostic equipment required for smooth functioning of healthcare institutions of the valley.
Later, Div Com convened a meeting to review the status of Semi-Ring Road project being constructed around the Srinagar city.
Divisional Commissioner was informed that the semi ring road project is being constructed from Gallandar Pampore to Manigam Ganderbal covering 61 kms road length at an estimated cost of Rs 2144 crore.
Meeting was informed that 304 kanals in Mirgund village of Baramulla district, 403 kanals in 4 Villages of Pulwama district, 3967 kanals in 41 villages of Budgam, 2341 kanals in 11 villages of Ganderbal and 409 kanals in Rambirgarh village of Srinagar district, besides Dangerpora village of Bandipora came under this vital road project.
During the meeting various other issues including erection of pegs and pillars, demarcation of the aligned area and other issues which are creating hindrances in the completion of Semi Ring Road and were discussed and various means were explored to resolve them for smooth and timely completion of this prestigious project.
Khan directed all concerned Deputy Commissioners to sort out all matters including land acquisition forthwith so that the work on this vital road project is started.
The Div Com urged the officers of NHAI to work with zeal and synergy with Deputy Commissioners of concerned districts so that the bottlenecks, if any, are removed.