Union Minister inspects 500 bedded Paediatric Hospital in Srinagar
Visits ICCC, Bal Ashram
Srinagar: Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Dr. Virendra Kumar on Friday visited Srinagar district under the third phase of a public outreach programme launched by the Government of India.
During his visit, the minister took on spot assessment of development scenarios across the district.
The minister visited Paediatric Hospital Bemina, Integrated Command & Control Centre (ICCC), HMT, Drug De-addiction cum Rehabilitation and Counselling Centre, SMHS and Voluntary Medicare Society (VMS) Bemina.
At VMS Bemina, the minister inspected various sections of the facility and took stock of the services being extended to the disability patients there.
He also took first-hand appraisal of the facilities made available for the specially abled children at the centre.
During the visit, the minister inspected physio & occupational therapy centre, prosthetic orthopaedic department, various wards, fitness gym, CAM therapy units and other sections of the centre.
The Minister also interacted with the patients/beneficiaries and took first hand appraisal from the concerned staff about the facilities being provided.
He also took stock of the special school for differently abled children. He inspected class rooms, vocational centers and other sections of school.
During his interaction with officers, the minister stressed on further strengthening the facilities at VMS for the betterment and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.
He assured the management of the centre that all possible support and assistance from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment will be provided to them on a regular basis.
During his visit to 500 Bedded Pediatric Hospital Bemina, the Minister took stock of medical facilities being provided to the public there.
The Union minister took a detailed tour of the hospital and inspected the Casualty Emergency Ward, NICU ward, PICU ward and other sections of the hospital.
He also interacted with the patients there and enquired from them about the facilities being provided at the institute.
During his interaction with Principal GMC Srinagar, Medical Superintendent of hospital and other officers on the occasion, the minister impressed upon them to provide best medical care facilities to the general public.
He also asked them to percolate the benefits of Ayushman Bharat SEHAT scheme to people on a timely basis.
The Union minister also visited Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC), HMT here and reviewed the functioning of the Centre. He interacted with the staff of centre and enquired from them about the various services being provided through the centre to the public.
Appreciating this initiative of the government, the minister impressed upon the officers to utilise this state of art facility to its maximum possible extent as it is one of the sophisticated and unique centres established under Smart City Mission.
The Union minister later visited the Drug De-addiction cum Rehabilitation Counselling Centre, SMHS and took overall assessment of the centre. He interacted with the patients there and enquired from them about the care being provided at the centre.
Interacting with the management of the centre on the occasion, the Minister delved upon them to provide all possible assistance to the victims of drug abuse so that they are brought back to normal routine life.
Later on, Dr. Virendra Kumar visited Bal Ashram and Nari Niketan centre, Shalimar and took stock of its functioning. He interacted with the students there and enquired from them about the facilities available at the centre.
The minister directed the officers to organise different types of extracurricular activities for the children as well as hold special classes for them with focus on Mathematics and Science subjects so that their inner capabilities are brought to fore.