Bandipora: Minister for Tribal Affairs Government of India Arjun Munda who is on two days visit to Bandipora district paid a visit to District Hospital Bandipora Friday to assess the healthcare facilities being provided at the hospital.
He visited the vaccination centre at District Hospital and reviewed the arrangements made by district administration in tackling the COVID pandemic.
The Minister interacted with the hospital staff and doctors and discussed the healthcare facilities being provided to the people at the hospital besides getting information about the measures to be taken to improve the healthcare services.
Minister was briefed about the COVID situation in the district and the facilities available in the district to tackle the pandemic. He got a first-hand overview of the measures taken to fight COVID besides sampling, testing, and vaccination process in the district.
Arjun Munda appreciated the role of healthcare workers and the efforts of district administration in tackling the COVID pandemic and urged them to continue to work with extra zeal and zest.
Later, the minister also visited District Police Lines at Kaloosa Bandipora where he interacted with the CRPF personnel of 3rd Battalion.
The minister was briefed by Commandant CRPF 3rd battalion Rakesh Sharma about various measures taken in maintaining peace and harmony in the district.
The Minister appreciated CRPF and JK Police personnel in fighting successful multi-front wars simultaneously including measures taken against militancy, crime and drugs.
He said the JK Police plays an important role in bringing peace in the valley and remembered the Police personnel who were killed in the line of duty.
Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad, and other officers of the district were present on the occasion. (KNO)