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  • Directs providing specialised treatment to injured, setting up of camps for affected people

JAMMU: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief and anguish over the killing of three persons during the cross border shelling in the RS Pura, Suchetgarh and Arnia sectors today. The Chief Minister said that it is very unfortunate that the people of border areas in the State continue to bear the brunt of cross border fire power. She said today’s incidents of shelling are a proof of her assertion that the people of the State are the worst victims of acrimony between the two neighbouring countries while appealing for cessation of hostilities on the borders. Meanwhile, Mehbooba Mufti has directed the Jammu divisional administration to ensure specialized treatment to the people injured in the shelling. She has also directed the respective Deputy Commissioners to organise camps for the affected people at safe locations and ensure that all basic amenities are provided to them.

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JAMMU: A National Lok Adalat will be held on February 10th and Pre-Lok Adalat Sessions will be held from 27 January to 09 February 2018 at District Court Complex, Janipur, Jammu. In this regard, all the concerned including Advocates, Government Departments, Insurance Companies, Financial Institutions, Banks, Litigants who are desirous of getting their Pre-litigation and Post —litigation/ Pending Cases settled before the National Lok Adalat through reconciliation/ Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) are asked to furnish the particulars of their cases in the office of the Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Jammu on or before 26 January 2018, so that the cases can be listed in the ensuing National Lok Adalat scheduled to be held on 10 February 2018.

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JAMMU: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh, today visited Government Medical College & Hospital (GMC&H) here, to enquire about the condition of people injured in cross-border firing last night in RS Pura, Suchetgarh and Arnia sector of Jammu region. Dy CM enquired about the condition of the injured and medical facilities provided to them. He was briefed by a team of doctors, led by Principal, GMC, Dr. Sunanda Raina, Medical Superintendent about the treatment being provided to the patients.


Dr Singh directed the concerned officials to ensure best medicare to the injured While interacting with the injured patients and their attendants, Dy CM assured them that best medical facilities   would be provided to them. Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh, today expressed grief and anguish over the killing of three persons during border shelling.


In a statement, the Deputy Chief Minister expressed anguish over firing and shelling from across the LoC and International Border and called for ending the hostilities. He said the brunt of border skirmishes is being faced by the people of Jammu and Kashmir, especially those living in forward areas. Deputy Chief Minister expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul and said that those who succumbed to the injuries during cross border firing are Martyrs. He also prayed for early recovery to the thirteen injured persons.

Sham Choudhary takes stock of arrangements at relief camps

  • Expresses solidarity with shelling hit people

JAMMU:  Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham, Lal Choudhary today visited R S Pura to take stock of the arrangements put in place at the relief camps established at several places in R S Pura for people affected in cross border firing in R S Pura and Suchetgarh sectors. Interacting with shelling affected people of the area putting up at several relief camps in R S Pura, Sham Choudhary expressed solidarity assuring that the Government would extend every possible support to them  for their safe and secure stay.


Chairing a meeting of officers of Police and Civil administration to get first hand appraisal of measures being put in place to provide necessary help to  affected people, the Minister directed the concerned officers to remain available in the camps to attend the peoples’ problems. He also directed them to ensure provision of all basic amenities at the camps so that people don’t face any inconvenience.

Directing the concerned to ensure  availability of adequate rations and other essentials in these camps so that people do not face any inconvenience on this account, Sham Choudhary also asked the concerned for conducting survey of damages caused to immovable  property and crops. Sham Choudhary directed the concerned for equipping the ambulance with required equipments and making available necessary life saving drugs at the camps. Appreciating the prompt action taken up by the administration in providing immediate relief to the firing victims in this situation, the Minister asked the concerned to work with coordination to effectively deal with the situation.


Bali Bhagat visits border shelling victims, anguished over loss of lives

JAMMU: Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat today visited Government Medical College Hospital to enquire about the health of injured victims of cross-border firing in R. S Pura, Suchetgarh, Arnia, Samba, Hiranagar and adjoining areas. The Minister was accompanied by senior doctors of health department including Principal GMC&H Dr. Sunanda Raina, Medical Superintendent Dr. Dara Singh, Deputy Medical Superintendent Dr. Rakesh Sharma, besides Additional Deputy Commissioner Jammu Arun Manhas and other senior officers.


During his visit to emergency wards in GMC&H, Bali Bhagat interacted with the injured persons and their attendants. He enquired about the treatment being provided by the concerned doctors to the firing victims. Bali Bhagat directed the hospital authorities to provide best medicare to the patients for their early recovery. Pertinently, 19 persons were injured in cross border firing and admitted to GMC Hospital Jammu while three succumbed to their injuries. The Minister expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed souls.


Sat inquires health of Pak firing victims, asks for best medical facility to victims

JAMMU: Taking strong notice of yet another ongoing gruesome incident of unabated shelling and firing by Pakistani Rangers, BJP State President & Chairman Government Medical College & Hospital (GMC&H) Development Board Sat Sharma (MLA) accompanied by State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria, State Secretary Sanjay Baru and other leaders visited the GMC&H to inquire about the health of victims who are undergoing treatment here.

During the visit, Sat Sharma enquired about the condition of all the victims who were injured in the firing and shelling from across the border. He said that the present dispensation under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to the welfare of the masses at all levels be it inside the civilian areas or at the borders. He said that the neighbouring country Pakistan is not taking any lessons from the history and again resorting to the inhumane behaviour along the border, which will not be tolerated at any level.

He said that even in the old times, two warring sides used to spare the areas inhabited by the civilians but Pakistan has crossed all limits by thrusting number of wars, promoting militancy taking it as its state policy and resorting to other mean ways like thrusting of Havala money, drugs etc. into our Nation. He said that the plight of these innocent civilians must be looked upon on a greater scale as this has given rise to mental trauma in addition to physical, financial and livestock  losses to these border dwelling people.

He asked the Hospital authorities to arrange for the best medical facilities to these injured people. He stressed that every diagnostic facility and every medicine must be provided to the innocent victims without any cost and without any delay along with the prompt supervision under the senior doctors. District President Ayodhya Gupta, District General Secretary Prem Gupta also accompanied the State President during the visit.