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‘Awaam Ki Awaaz’: Shortcomings in health facilities to be corrected soon, says Lt Guv

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Jammu: Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday said an effective administration has ensured a robust healthcare facility in the Union Territory and some shortcomings found in it would be corrected soon.
He said his administration has made people’s healthcare the topmost priority and the improvement in the medical infrastructure in the Union Territory has been possible only due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government’s policies.
“We were able to control Corona better than other parts of the country because the administration as well as all citizens, cooperated and the team Jammu and Kashmir worked relentlessly on the ground,” Sinha said in his ‘Awaam Ki Awaaz’ programme, aired on all local and primary channels of All India Radio stations.
He said not only has the number of oxygen beds increased but the capacity of 15,000 LMP oxygen has been enhanced more than three times to 53,000 LPM, which will be added up to 90,000 LPM in coming days.
An effective administrative system has brought J&K to the new threshold of robust health infrastructure. But some shortcomings have also been found in health facilities which will be corrected at the earliest by a new methodology and effective policy, he said.
Expressing his gratitude towards the doctors, he said many among them have served the people with hard work and dedication but I understand, there are some doctors who probably need to take inspiration from their colleagues .
Citing various examples of Asha workers, ambulance drivers and nursing staff, the Lt Governor expressed his gratitude to all other corona warriors who, among others, have put their lives at risk to serve people.
Sinha acknowledged the great success J&K has achieved in vaccine coverage and how people are discussing the J&K model of vaccination and want it to replicate in other parts of the country.
This is only because of the dedication and toil of our hardworking health workers, he said, adding the pictures from border villages of Gurez have shown how the dedicated staff is vaccinating people by traversing miles through the snow.
Taking note of complaints by a health worker, the Lt Governor urged all citizens to acknowledge the selfless efforts of health workers and doctors, who are nothing short of the worldly manifestations of God and deserve respect and gratitude .
Responding to a request to cut short the long working hours, the Lt Governor said that instructions have been issued to the chief medical officers to recruit additional staff in all the districts to reduce the workload on healthcare workers.
Its process has also started and very soon a large number of trained manpower will be available in the health sector, he said.
Praising the philanthropic work during the crisis of the Corona epidemic, the Lt Governor observed that those who have helped people with the spirit of service to mankind deserve all the praise.
The Lt Governor also mentioned the “invaluable contribution” of banking personnel, courier delivery agents, sweepers, telemedicine staff, testing and sampling staff, chemists, farmers, and people associated with essential services — vegetables, fruits and milk vendors — who have worked in the background and made an incomparable contribution in normalizing the Covid situation.
He said the only objective of his administration is to accelerate the economic development of the Union Territory and make it multi-dimensional.
He also said that the pace of new industrial schemes had stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but now the efforts would be intensified to take it on the ground in the coming days.
“We are paying close attention to the business, industry, and tourism sectors affected by Corona and decisions would be taken for their convenience. Work will also be done on a war footing to promote the art and culture of Jammu and Kashmir,” Sinha said in his ‘awaam ki awaaz’ programme, aired on all local and primary channels of All India radio (AIR) stations.
He said in the coming days, “we have only one objective – to accelerate the economic development of J&K and make it multi-dimensional”.
Sinha said working within the tenets of financial prudence, transparency, and accountability, the Jammu and Kashmir government is moving ahead the agenda of all-round development in the region.
The lieutenant governor said the recent announcement of Rs 12,600 crore District Capex budget is historic and is more than double the last year’s budget of Rs 5,134 crore.
The budget has been made by people’s representatives keeping in mind the needs of the common man, he said, adding “Jammu and Kashmir is full of self-confidence, I hear the echo of self-power among the people”.
Coming down heavily on the recent issue of unwarranted rumours being spread by a few with vested interests, Sinha said certain elements cannot digest the speedy execution of development work and effective management of
“We need to reject all such rumours and focus on playing a constructive role. For the past several decades, such people deliberately misled our young generation for personal gains and deprived them of development dividends. So I humbly request all of you not to pay heed to such rumours,” he said.

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