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Secretary Planning inspects JTFRP works in Srinagar, Budgam

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Asks for strict adherence to completion timeline

SRINAGAR: Secretary Planning and Civil Aviation Department, Aijaz Asad, today inspected various ongoing Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Projects being executed under World Bank funding in Srinagar and Budgam districts.

During the visit, the Secretary took stock of the progress on the additional block at Bone and Joint Hospital Barzulla in Srinagar and the Emergency Operations Centre in Budgam.

While inspecting the construction of a 120-bed Specialized Orthopaedic Unit (additional hospital block) at Bone and Joint Hospital, Barzulla, he directed the concerned officers to focus on quality parameters thereby ensuring timely completion.

Aijaz Asad, while enquiring about the technical specifications of the building, directed the concerned engineers to keep regular check on the technical and quality parameters for effective implementation.

The Secretary was informed that the building will be a G+4 structure with 120 beds capacity and technically advanced modular Operation theatres besides pre-operative and post-operative units which will considerably augment the infrastructure of the valley’s largest centre for the orthopaedic care.

The block will also feature the Pneumatic Tube System, a first of its kind in hospitals in J&K, ensuring seamless transport of various medical items, including blood samples, and test reports from one floor to another. The system will minimize human interference in the supply of these items like blood samples sent from one floor will directly reach its destination without any hassle.

Pertinently, the prestigious project has been taken up under the component “Critical Infrastructure” of JTFRP being funded by the World Bank.

The Secretary also reviewed the work progress on the prestigious project of the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Control Building at Ompora, Budgam.

The EOC will be fully equipped with all the latest modern technologies, and software being used the world over for forecasting natural disasters and coordinating relief and rescue operations in case of any natural disaster. Besides, the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Centre building would be the central control room for the dewatering pumping stations in Srinagar City for scientifically controlling and managing all the pump stations in the City using IT-enabled services.

He directed the executing agencies to expedite the pace of work on the project and mobilize more men and machinery on site to ensure that work was completed within the stipulated timeframe.

Earlier, the Secretary visited the Government Woollen Mills, Bemina here and took stock of ongoing works undertaken under the World Bank-funded Jehlum Tawi Flood Recovery Project there.

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