Minister of State for Health, Shabir Ahmad Khan today in presence of Member Legislative Assembly, Amirakadal, Constituency, Mr. Nasir Aslam Wani inaugurated Primary Health Center building Gangbugh, Srinagar.The construction work of this hospital building, Medical officer’s quarter and compound wall was taken up at a cost of Rs 1.76 Crore. The work on hospital building and Medical officer’s quarter has been completed at an expenditure of Rs. 1.50 Crore while as the work on compound wall is apace and would be completed soon.
Addressing a public meeting after inauguration of the hospital building, the Minister announced 24x7 services in Primary Health Center, Gangbugh adding that in this regard all necessary treatment facilities would be extended to the patients in the hospital.The Minister said that State government with liberal financial support of Central Government has initiated several health programmes and schemes in the State. He said government very soon is going to launch a new scheme RBSK in the State for providing free treatment facilities to the children upto the age group of 18 years. He said in this regard the completion of necessary formalities including engagement of ISM doctors, ANMs and other requisite staff are at final stage.
He said that peace is pre-requisite for over all development of the State adding that in this regard the government under the leadership of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has taken several initiatives, which revolutionized the overall developmental scenario in the State.Former Minister and MLA, Mr. Nasir Aslam Wani in his address highlighted the achievements registered by the present government on evelopment front across the State. He said improvement and upgradation of basic amenities with thrust on core sectors remains priority of the government. He said pro-people policies of the government revampedthe overall development in urban as well as rural areas along with focused attention on hilly and backward areas. He assured the people that all their genuine developmental needs would be redressed on priority.Meanwhile the Minister accompanied by Mr. Nasir Aslam Wani visited under execution 50 bedded hospital building Chanapora and took stock of the project, under construction at an estimated cost of Rs. 20.50 Crore. He was apprised that so far Rs 9crore has been expended on the hospital project.The Minister instructed the concerned Executing Agency to intensify the efforts and accelerate the pace of work on the project for its time bound completion.