After remaining stand still or over a fortnight due to massive floods, the city hospitals including tertiary care SKIMS will start functioning from Monday, said Taj Mohi-u-Din, minister for health and medical education.
Talking to KNS, Taj said hospitals especially SMHS and Bone and Joints have suffered a huge infrastructural loss worth around Rs 100 Crores. “We have already shot our requisition seeking Rs 100 Crores only for the purpose of installing new machineries that will replace the damaged ones,” he told KNS.
The minister or health said that the state government has received 1200000 chlorine tablets and there is no dearth of medicines. “There is no need to panic as we have adequate medicines available and we will shortly go for vaccination of people living in flood affected of the valley,” he added.
Taj said there is no threat of epidemic and the state government is taking all necessary measures to prevent any eventuality. “We have constituted a number of teams that are surveying the flood hit areas and free medicines are being distributed in different medical camps,” Taj added.
The minister also asked all the doctors and para medical staff to attend to their duties or otherwise face strict action. “The doctors and par a medical staff should abide these directions or otherwise strict action will be taken against them,” Taj said.