Dr Farooq, MP Masoodi release Rs 1 Cr each to combat COVID-19 threat | KNO

Dr Farooq, MP Masoodi release Rs 1 Cr each to combat COVID-19 threat | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, Mar 21 (KNO): Jammu and National Conference President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah on Saturday released Rs One crore from his MPLAD fund to combat the threat of COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir. Out of the released amount, Rs 50 lakh has been earmarked for SKIMS, Srinagar and Rs 25 Lakh each for Ganderbal and Budgam districts. According to a statement issued to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), party President while expressing concern over the situation unfolding across J&K said, “I hope the amount I have released from my MPLAD fund will give required flip to the efforts of the concerned agencies to deal with the situation in an effective way.” “The party is alive to the situation, and we will walk extra mile to lend a hand people in curbing the spread. The situation demands adaptation of existing systems, enhancing of support to the efforts underwent to cope up with the situation. The government should on priority basis come up with an emergency approach of a coordinated and consistent response to stop the situation from escalation," he said adding, "The need of the hour calls for improved surveillance, more emergency clinical services, implementation of public health measures, effective advisories, and greater coordination between different agencies against the threat.” Dr Farooq has also asked Party’s members of parliament Muhammad Akbar Lone and Hasnain Masoodi to release funds from their respective MPLAD for combating COVID-19 threat in their respective constituencies. Meanwhile, upon the directions of party president, MP Anantnag, Hasnain Masoodi has released an amount of Rs One Crore to augment the efforts in combating the spread of Covid 19 in his constituency. The released amount will be equally distributed in the four districts of Anatnag, Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam – (KNO)