Jammu and Kashmir News
JAMMU, AUGUST 29- Minister for Health and Medical Education, ARI and Trainings, Ch. Lal Singh, today paid visit to Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu and enquired about the welfare of the civilians injured in the Pakistan firing on International border at R.S Pura sector.
Secretary Health and Medical Education, Dr. Mandeep Bhandari and Principal GMC, Dr. Ghanshyam Dev Gupta accompanied the Minister.
The Minister was informed that 14 civilians admitted at GMC with multiple injuries due to border firing and are undergoing treatment.
The Minister interacted injured and enquired about their well being. He directed the GMC authorities to provide free and best treatment to them and wished for their speedy recovery.
While conveying his sympathies with those families whose kins have died due to unprovoked firing on International Border in R. S. Pura sector on Friday, the Minister said he will take up matter with the State and Central Governments for establishment of separate township for the residents residing near the border at Hiranagar, R. S Pura, Arnia and also at Poonch and Rajouri districts in view of the frequent firings from across the border.
The Minister said the civil and police administrations have been directed to camp in RS Pura and make arrangements for accommodating the border people who have forced to abandon their homes. He informed that Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) and Police officers of RS Pura town have been directed to provide on spot compensation to the injured and also to those civilians whose houses have been extensively damaged.