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NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India has released in full the allocation of Rs 900 Crore under PMDP for upgradation of healthcare infrastructure in J&K. Welcoming the release of funds, Principal Secretary Health & Medical Education, Atal Dulloo said, 145 ongoing and new health projects in the State have been identified for upgradation under PMDP. He said following the submission of DPRs for these projects, the Government of India has released the requisite funds for completion of the works.

Dulloo said the projects include augmentation of infrastructure in District Hospitals, Sub-District Hospitals and Primary Health Centres. He said the first installment of Rs 275 crore under PMDP was released by the Government of India to the Health and Medical Education in 2016-17 followed by subsequent releases in 2017-18 and 2018-19. Dulloo said the with the latest release of final installment of Rs 110.74 crore, the Health & Medical Education Department has become the first Department in the State to get the full allocation of Rs 900 crore under PMDP. He said the projects to be taken up under final installment of Rs 110.74 crore include 250-bed Maternity Block at SMGS Hospital Jammu, 100-bed New Emergency Block at GMC Jammu, Sub-District Hospital Bijbehara and Sub-District Hospital Rohama, Rafiabad.

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  • On the instructions of Advisor, DC dispersed Ex-Gratia amount to the victims of Palera road accident

POONCH: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today visited the Community Health Centre Mandi and took stock of health services provided to the people at this health institution. Principal Secretary Health Atal Dulloo accompanied the Advisor during the visit, while as Deputy Commissioner Rahul Yadav, DIG Deepak Kumar Salathia, Director Health Services Jammu Dr Samir Mattoo, Principal GMC Jammu Dr Sunanda Raina and other district officers were present on the ocassion.

At CHC Mandi, the Advisor interacted with the patients and enquired about the health facilities which are available for them at the facility. He also chaired a meeting with the doctors and medical staff and reviewed the functioning of CHC. During the deliberations, Vijay Kumar discussed with the medical fraternity the issue of a Pralkote of village Sawjian where 16 cases of deaf and dumb were reported.

The advisor directed the health department to constitute a team of doctors to provide remedial measures such as speech therapy and other related treatment to the deaf and dumb children. He also directed to carry out a detailed research to find the reasons behind such problem in a particular area. It is pertinent to mention here that a team of Specialists and ENT Doctors diagnosed 16 cases of deaf and dumb in the said hamlet.

Meanwhile, the Advisor also met various public delegations of tehsil Mandi where people presented their demands related to health and roads in Arai and Sabjian. The demand of Surgeons and Specialists in CHC Mandi was also raised to which Advisor informed the public that soon the shortage would be removed for which the process is underway.

The Advisor also visited the Palera Road accident spot. He on the behalf of Governor directed the Deputy Commissioner Poonch to provide ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the legal heir of deceased people in the tragic road accident that took place on December 08. Later in the day, DC Rahul Yadav on the directions of the Advisor visited the families of Palera accident. He expressed his deep sympathies with the bereaved families and dispersed ex-gratia amount of Rs 5 Lakh each to the families of 13 persons who lost their lives in the tragic accident.

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JAMMU: A store of Pradhan Mantri Jana-Aushadhi Kendra was opened at Hazuri Bagh Road, Bohri, Jammu. The store was inaugurated by State President Vishwa Hindu Parishad Adv. Leela Karan Sharma, BJP State Secretary & Municipal Councillor ward 41 Sanjay Baru, Rifat Nazir Nodal officer BPPI J&K (PMBJY), Baba Bhagwan Dass Jee Sanchalak UDAS MARG SANSTHA REGD. R. S. PURA and BJP State Media Incharge & State Press Secretary Dr. Pardeep Mahotra and other prominent social and political personalities from the region.

This occasion was especially graced with the presence of prominent residents of the locality. Sanjay Baru congratulated the proprietor of the store for his great start-up and said that the public is thankful for the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his concern for the masses especially those hailing from the neglected and depressed sections of the society. He said that this is one of the many endeavours of BJP led Centre government which has pledged for giving relief to the masses in every life’s necessity. He said that these centres will go a long way in providing ultimate relief to the masses who have to consume regular medicines in respect to the diseases of Hypertension, High blood sugar levels and even in the cases of other life-threatening diseases. He also threw light on the “Gold Card” of Jana Aarogaya Yojana and provided important information on the same to the masses. He claimed that in coming years Modi government will ensure every facility to the persons living in the lowest strata of society.

Leela Karan Sharma, while speaking on the occasion, said that these stores are providing a source of great service to the humanity. He said that the very spirit of “Bharat Varsh” believes in the universal well being while praying daily as “Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah”. He also wished good luck to the proprietor for his endeavour.

Proprietor of Kendra Dr. Neeraj Tekkar, MD will provide his expert guidance and awareness in improving the usage of Jan Aushadhi medicines. He also disclosed that there are about more than 600 variety of allopathic medicines available at BPPI central warehouse Bilaspur for the benefit of people." Baldev Raj, Pt. Mela Ram, Chuni Lal Raina, Ashok Singh, Bitta Gupta, Akshit Baru and other were among the prominent persons present on the occasion.