Minister for Health & Medical Education Ch Lal Singh & Minister of State of Development of North Eastern region (Independent Charge) PMO, Personnel Public Grievance & Pension, Department of Atomic Energy GOI, Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated three day Heritage and Health mela at Basohli town today.
Addressing the gathering Ch Lal Singh said that aim of organising the health and heritage mela is to provide better healthcare facilities to the people of Basohli at their doorsteps. He said government has deputed adequate doctors with latest medical equipment to examine the patients.
He said government is committed to provide better healthcare facilities in every nook and corner of the state, adding that in this regard strict instructions have been issued to the medical and para medical staff to remain available in their respective health institutions as per duty roaster so that no patients do not suffer.
Ch Lal Singh said that government is planning to start health check up camps in government and private schools to examine health of the students.
Ch Lal Singh further said that Basohli town will be developed with all basic amenities like better road connectivity, safe drinking water, uninterrupted power supply and schools. He informed that government has approved 49 crore for upgradation of roads in Basholi. He added that there is no constraints of funds in providing better amenities to people and he appealed the people to avail the benefits of various schemes.
Lal Singh said that government is committed to upgrade Basohli hospital with adequate staff and machinery so that best medicare facilities are provided to the people. He appealed the people to avoid admissions in private hospitals adding that government has equipped all the government hospitals with latest medicare facilities
Responding to the demands of people Ch Lal Singh said that there is no shortage of ration in government godowns, and said that government will ensure that adequate supply of ration under fixed scale.
In his address, Dr Jitendra Singh said that government of India is making all efforts to develop Basohli town as Heritage city. Dr Singh further informed that Union Government lead by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is providing adequate funding in every sector under R&B, PHE, Education and Health so that every corner of the state is developed on modern lines. He appealed the people to avail the benefits of centrally sponsored schemes like Jan Dhan Yojna by opening their accounts.
Earlier a scintillating cultural programme was also organized by district administration in collaboration with health department which was highly applauded by present audience.
Stalls drawn from different department exhibiting their schemes and programmes was also installed at the mela site.
DG ISM Dr Abdul Kabir Dar, DDC Kathua Dr Shahid Iqbal, Director Helath Services Dr B. S Pathania, Mission Director NHM Dr Yashpaul Shama , Project Director AIDS control society Dr Mihan Singh, Director Family Welfare Dr Baldev Raj Sharma , SSP Kathua Neeva Jain, ADC Kathua Dr Mushtaq Ahmed, ADDC Kathua Manmohan Singh, SDM Basohli Gurmukh Singh besides district officers were present on the occasion .
Ex MLA Kanta Andorta, sarpanchs, panchs including local people in large numbers also attended the mela