The Minister of State for Hajj and Auqaf (Independent Charge), PDD, PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Industries & Commerce, Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi today chaired a meeting of Rogi Kalayan Simiti (RKS) here at Verinag. During the meeting the minister was apprised about the achievements of RKS in the health sector during 2016 - 17. A detailed report regarding the functioning of RKS and NHM was also presented through a Power Point Presentation. The Block Medical Officer Verinag, while giving the details, said that during the year 2016 - 17 under RKS, Rs. 3.44 lac were approved out of which Rs 2.70 lac have been spend so far, in PHC Verinag. She added that the number of institutional deliveries has increased drastically and no home delivery was reported this year.
The minister hailed the work done by the Health Department in Dooru constituency and said that Verinag will be developed on modern lines with better healthcare facilities. He added that present government headed by CM Mehbooba Mufti is committed to provide better healthcare facilities to the people, education and road connectivity, for which dozens of projects under various flagship programmes have been started in the state.On the occasion, the minister announced Rs. 3 lac from his CDF for the development of the Khanqah e Faiz Panah at Dooru.The minister said that peace is important for the overall development of the state. He congratulated the entire Muslim Ummah on the eve of Eid Milad Un Nabi (SAW) and prayed for the peace and development of the state.Among others, the meeting was attended by SDM Veerinag, Deputy CMO Anantnag, Block Medical Officer Veerinag, Members of RKS and other senior officers of various departments.