In view of the Muharram processions MLA Zadibal, Peer Afaaq conducted an extensive tour of Shia dominated areas of Zadibal, Alamgari, Lal Bazar and Baghwanpora to review the first aid and medicare arrangements put in place for the Muharram mourners.
As per a statement MLA who was accompanied by Director Health Services Kashmir, Chief Medical Officer Srinagar and other senior officers of Health Department inspected drug store and availability of other facilities in the health institute.
MLA has directed the authorities of the Health Department to ensure adequate availability of drugs and other medical facilities in the Primary Health Centre. He instructed the concerned officers to ensure round the clock functioning of the Primary Health Centre, Zadibal to cater the first aid and other health needs of the locals especially mourners.
Hailing the role of Coordination Committee of various NGOs for assisting the Health Department in organizing blood donation camps, MLA called for close coordination between NGO’s and Health department authorities.
Later, the MLA chaired a joint meeting of officers of Health Department and Coordination Committee of various NGOs to review the Muharram arrangements put in place in Kashmir division.
Giving details, Director Health Services said that the department has set up first aid camps in all the Shia populated areas in Srinagar besides providing round the clock mobile first aid facility to congregations and processions. Besides, 42 mobile first aid facilities have been kept available in Budgam district which are being manned by 60 doctors and 1100 para-medics. Similarly in Baramulla, 16 mobile first aid vans are cater Muharram mourners which are being operated by 40 doctors and 351 para-medics.
The Director Health Services, Kashmir said that adequate round the clock first aid facilities are being provided to the mourners. He said that the department has set up a Control Room in Zadibal to meet any emergency situation. He said that departmental officers are available round the clock and can be contacted on Phone Nos. 9419008883, 9419066748 and 94190011681.