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DDC tours Budgam to take stock of snow clearance

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Directs expeditious snow clearance restoration of services

BUDGAM, FEBRUARY 07: District Development Commissioner, Budgam Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar today visited various areas of Budgam district to take stock of snow clearance, health services, restoration of electricity and availability of essential and other commodities across the district.

During her visit to various areas, the DDC said that both men and machinery were put on the job right from the time snowfall started to ensure all major and link roads are cleared at the earliest and make them through for the general public across the district.

She said that efforts are on to restore electricity in all the affected areas soon and said that the restoration of electricity supply to the district hospital, sub-district hospitals, PHCs and other health institutions would be made on priority.

She directed the PHE department to ensure scheduled water supply to all towns and villages and deploy tankers in areas where the supply has been affected due to the snowfall.

The DDC emphasised on the regular supply of ration to the people and directed FCS&CA department to ensure that there is no shortage of LPG, K-oil and Petrol anywhere in the district.

During her visit to Budgam town, the DDC directed concerned to clear snow from footpaths and interior roads also under snow clearance work.

The DDC later visited the District Hospital Budgam and took stock of the health services being provided to the patients there. During her inspection to various wards including emergency, operation theatre, ECG and Post Operation wards, the DDC directed concerned MS to make proper heating and bedding arrangements to the patients. Stressing on cleanliness and sanitation at the hospital the DDC directed on proper waste and garbage disposal.

The DDC also met various patients and enquired about health facilities being provided to them, listened to their grievances and gave on spot directions to the concerned for prompt redressal.

The DDC was accompanied by ADDC Budgam Khurshid Ahmad Sanai, MS Hospital Dr Deeba, Executive Officer, MC Budgam, Anees Chowdary and officials from R&B, Mechanical, PDD, PHE and FCS&CA departments.

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