The District Commissioner Development Kupwara today conducted a visit of Joint Control Room here at District Information Centre Kupwara, Mechanical Engineering Division and Sub District Hospital Kupwara to take stock of snow clearness preparedness and availability of manpower and machinery in the district.The DC expressed satisfaction over the arrangements and preparedness to meet out any exigency. Assistant Commissioner Revenue, CMO Kupwara, BMO Kupwara, AEE MED, AEE R & B Kupwara, District Information officer Kupwara accompanied the DDC during visit to different establishments associated with the snow clearance and winter preparedness.While inspecting the Joint Control Room, the DDC enquired about the facilities there and called upon the ACR to further strengthen and gear it up to make it more vibrant and effective. He also checked the attendance of deployed employees in the control room and asked in charge to publish the contact numbers of different departmental control rooms established for the purpose.
The District Development Commissioner also visited MED head quarter Bomhama were he took stock of preparedness for snow clearance, availability of men and machinery to meet any eventuality in case of snowfall. AEE MED informed that 11 snow clearance machines with necessary manpower have been kept ready to clear 631 kms of road length in the district. The control room (24X7) has been established at MED head quarter with cell number 9858442045, while the district development Commissioner directed the authority to install landline with other facilities of communication within the control room so that functioning of the MED be visible for the general public as well as district administration. The District development commissioner also visited Sub-district hospital Kupwara to review the overall functioning of the health institute, availability of men, Machinery, availability of medicines in the SDH Kupwara and other health institution functioning in the district. The Chief Medical officer briefed the DDC about the overall functioning of health institutions. The DDC also went around different blocks of hospital enquired about the facilities available for patients, attendants and hospital functionaries. It was given out that all men and machinery besides availability of medicines transportation have been kept ready to face any eventuality during the winter months.However, the DDC impressed upon the health officers to remain present at their place of postings, bedsides maintaining heating, power, and sanitation measures in and around the SDH Kupwara.The Joint Control room established at DC office Kupwara with Telephone Number 01955 253522, 252130, 252280.