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Amid Snowfall, DC Budgam visits DH, Old Bus Stand

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Takes stock of Snow clearance, healthcare, supply of essential services

BUDGAM: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Budgam S F Hamid on Friday visited District Hospital (DH) and Old Bus Stand in Budgam town to take stock of healthcare facilities, snow clearance operations and supply of essential services across the district.

During inspection at the Hospital, the DC took on spot assessment of Healthcare facilities provided to patients. He visited various wards including gynae, OPD, Dental, General Wards and other sections.

He also interacted with patients and attendants to enquire about health facilities.

The DC instructed concerned doctors to ensure availability of medicine and proper heating arrangements for patients admitted in  the hospital.

He emphasized on availability of doctors and paramedics staff and strict adherence to the duty roster by staff at all health centres for the convenience of the general public.

Meanwhile, the DC visited Old Bus Stand Budgam and assessed the Snow clearance work, supply of essential services and availability of essential commodities in the market.

He instructed that a market checking drive be carried out to ensure implementation of the official rate list.

The DC stressed on smooth traffic movement across all routes.

He said that Snow clearance operations were promptly carried out wherever snowfall occurred and all major and minor roads including at Doodhpathri and Yousmarg areas were made through for traffic movement.

He said similarly all feeders are working normally in all Tehsils of the district and both men and machinery have been put in ready gear to ensure prompt restoration of all services including electricity and water supply across the district.

During the visit, DC met various local delegations at Old Bus Stand who raised their demands with him.

DC gave them patient hearing and said that all their genuine demands shall be addressed in priority.

The DC was accompanied by President Municipal Council Budgam, Mushtaq Ahmad, Ward Members, EO Municipal Committee and other concerned officers and officials.

Later, the DC presided over the Pani Samiti conference at Government Higher School Chadoora (HSS) Budgam.

Speaking on the occasion, DDC highlighted the importance of Pani Samitis  for their immense role not only in providing adequate water supply but also in maintaining cleanliness of the surroundings of water bodies.

He also laid emphasis on encouraging the local communities to take over the rural water supply system for operation and maintenance, and help administration so that the “Har Ghar nal se jal “ mission is successful.

The DDC Budgam directed the officers to adhere strictly to the laid guidelines and maintain the highest level of transparency and accountability in the implementation process.

He also exhorted the officers to put in coordinated efforts to achieve the desired results and meet the timelines targeted for completion of tasks at all levels.

The DDC further directed the concerned Officer to work with added zeal  and determination in implementation and involvement of pani samities.

On the occasion, the DDC was informed that in six blocks of Sub District Chadoora falling under jurisdiction of Jal Shakti PHE Division Chadoora, 32035 Households shall be connected for which 59 schemes are under execution which include one bore well, four Over head tanks ( small water reservoirs), 28 Rapid Sand filtration plants and 114 Pipe network and allied works.

It was further informed that 212 Pani Samitis have been constituted and 212 village action plans have been prepared and uploaded on JJM Portal. It was also informed that women have been trained for use of Field test kits.

Moreover, Pani Samiti meetings are also being held regarding water quality monitoring and surveillance. It was apprised that to improve the water quality, Labs have been established besides field test kits have also been provided.

It was reported 2623 tests have been conducted so far in 06 blocks viz., Chadoora, BK Pora, Nagam, Chari Shareef, Pakharpora and Surasyar.

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