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DC Srinagar visits B&J Hospital Barzulla; oversees patient care facilities post fire episode

Inspects progress of work on ₹ 145 crore project of additional block at LD Hospital



SRINAGAR, March 16: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad Wednesday visited Bone & Joint Hospital Barzulla to oversee the patient care facilities in the hospital after resumption of IPD, OPD and emergency surgeries in the premier orthopaedic hospital, post the fire incident on March 04.


During the visit, the DC inspected various units of the hospital including Emergency, OPD, diagnostic centres, laboratories and other vital units and took stock of their functioning.

Later, the DC held a meeting with hospital authorities to resolve multiple departmental issues.



While inspecting the removal work of muck and debris from the damaged building, the DC directed the R&B Department to speed up the pace of work and ensure all rubble and muck is removed from the top floor of the damaged building at fast pace so that patient, attendants and hospital staff do not face any inconvenience.


The DC directed all the line Departments including PHE, PDD, R&B and SMC to extend their full cooperation to the Hospital Administration. Besides, in wake of reports about theft attempts of hospital material (scrap/debris of fire incident), the concerned SHO was asked to intensify patrolling around the hospital particularly during night hours to safeguard public property.


Earlier, the DC visited the construction site of an additional block of Lal Ded (LD) Maternity Hospital being constructed at a cost of Rs 145 crore. The DC inspected the pace and progress of the project.


The General Manager JKPCC briefed the DC about the physical status of work. It was informed that water sump tank and earth work of the main building has been completed and binding of steel is in progress for raft foundation.



The DC stressed on concerned officers to speed up the construction work and complete the project in a time bound manner.


During the visit, the DC was accompanied by the Chief Planning Officer, Srinagar, Medical Superintendents of Bone & Joint and Lal Ded Hospital and other senior officers.



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