Governor reviews availability of health care services and basic facilities to people

SRINAGAR: Governor Satya Pal Malik reviewed the to-date status of prevailing security, law and order and provision of basic and essential services to people in J&K, in a meeting held at Raj Bhavan this evening.

K.Vijay Kumar, K.K. Sharma, K. Skandan, Farooq Khan-Advisors to Governor and BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary,participated in the meeting.

Governor was apprised about the satisfactory law and order scenario in J&K. He was informed that availability of medical facilities are being ensured, health care services are being provided to the people without any hindrance, 13,500 OPDs have been given requisite medical treatment and 1400 new admissions have also been done, besides performing 600 medical procedures.Availability of all drugs including the life saving have been ensured in every hospital across the Valley.

Governor was informed that the national highway continues to function normally and 100 heavy vehicles carrying LPG, and other essentials are plying on daily basis, flights from Valley are operating normally and 1400-1500 light motor and other vehicles are plying on daily basis.

While being briefed about the preparations for the Independence Day, Governor was apprised that the full dress rehearsal of the Independence day has been done in every district of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and the necessary arrangements have been put in place for the smooth conduct of Independence Day celebrations.

Governor has asked all the Deputy Commissioners to direct Sarpanches to hoist National Flag in their respective Panchayats on Independence Day.

Governor was also informed about the Supreme Court's decision where while hearing a petition on Jammu and Kashmir seeking withdrawal of restrictions, the Hon'ble Court has left matter to the Government.

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