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Identify one ‘Model’ hospital in each constituency: Mehbooba

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti on Monday directed identification of one Hospital in each Assembly constituency and equipping it in terms of manpower and machinery, so that it is developed as a model health centre.

Chairing a review meeting of key developmental projects of Chenab Valley comprising Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban districts here today, the CM directed placing of all diagnostic facilities and adequate staff at these designated hospitals in every constituency so that people don’t have to travel long distances in case of emergencies or bad weather.

Expressing dismay over the low spending reported in these districts so far, the Chief Minister directed Divisional Commissioner, Jammu to conduct a detailed tour of the region and monitor the execution of developmental works in the region and consult the local representatives wherever necessary.

She further directed pacing up of work on the Degree College, Revenue Complex and Indoor Stadium at Gool. She also asked for completion of the second floor of the Health Centre at far flung Bimdassa village.

Asking the Chief Secretary, Mr. B.B. Vyas, to hold a meeting with BRO authorities, she urged to shortly to pace up the works on the National Highway and other projects being executed by the BRO.

The Chief Minister also directed widening of the bridge in Banihal town to overcome the frequent jamming on the National Highway.

Mehbooba also directed completion of work on all the six Dak Bunglows in the area besides, completion of works at various Colleges, Hospitals, schools and other projects of infrastructure development.

Legislators of these districts; Chief Secretary, B.B. Vyas; Administrative Secretaries of various Departments and other officers were present in the meeting.

Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, M. K. Bhandari, Deputy Commissioners and District Officers of these Districts also attended the meeting via video conference.

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