Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar today visited Sub-District hospital Pahalgam to review its functioning and the facilities being provided to public there.The Advisor was accompanied by Director Health Services Kashmir, Mushtaq Ahmed Rather, Executive Engineer and other concerned officers of the health department.During the visit, Advisor Bhatnagar took a detailed round of the hospital and inspected all its sections. He also reviewed the status of Covid vaccination, sampling and other facilities being provided in the hospital.The Advisor also interacted with the doctors and staff of the hospital. He enquired about the prevention measures and the treatment of the patients. He lauded the salutary work being done by the doctors and staff. He also interacted with the staff .He noted the suggestions and requirements of the doctors and para medical staff there and gave on spot directions for the same.
The Advisor during the visit also saw the proposed new hospital building site at Pahalgam.He was briefed by the concerned executive engineer about the details of the new building and he was informed that the new building will have 50 beds facility.The Advisor directed the officers of concerned executing agency that the work on the new building should be completed at the earliest keeping in view the importance of Pahalgam being a favourite tourist destination and also the requirements of its inhabitants and those of adjoining areas.The Advisor also discussed the COVID situation and other health and medical care related issues of district Anantnag with the Director Health services and other officers.During the visit, Advisor Bhatnagar also inspected NTPHC Pahalgam and reviewed its functioning.The Advisor also interacted with the locals during the visit. They demanded up-gradation of health care facilities in and around Pahalgam.The Advisor assured them that all the possible help will be given to people and health care facilities will be made up to the mark.He also appealed people to follow Covid SOPs and go for the vaccination so that we can play our part in the mitigation of Covid.