Commends community initiatives in reaching out to needy
PULWAMA, JULY 13: Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu today visited District Hospital Pulwama to personally take stock of the medicare facilities and also enquire about the welfare of the injured.
He was accompanied by Minister of State for Forests and Fisheries, Mir Zahoor Ahmad and Legislator, Mohammad Khalil Bandh.
The Finance Minister is camping in district Pulwama to monitor the situation there and ensure that the people don’t face any inconvenience for want of essentials during the prevailing law and order situation.
The Minister interacted with the patients and their attendants and assured them of all possible assistance from the Government. He said any patient who requires specialized treatment will be shifted outside the state by the Government.
The Minister also enquired from the hospital staff regarding urgent requirement of blood, medicines and medical equipment, which he said would be arranged by the Government on priority. He said latest diagnostic facilities including an MRI machine, body analyzer other machinery would be provided at the hospital.
The locals conveyed their gratitude to the Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti who had recently provided five new ambulances to the District Hospital Pulwama.
The Minister hailed the commendable community initiatives in reaching out to the needy especially the patients and their attendants during the curfew and restrictions in the district. He especially appreciated the role of Baitul Maals of Pulwama, Prichoo and Washbugh in this regard.
Meanwhile, several deputations from various parts of the district called on the minister and brought into his notice various problems confronting them and their respective areas. The Minister gave a patient hearing to them and assured that the issues raised by them will be resolved on priority.
District Development Commissioner Pulwama, Mr Muneer-ul-Islam and SSP Pulwama, Mr Rayees Ahmad also accompanied the Minister.