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Advisor Baseer Khan reviews status of dev works, functioning of COVID care centre at G’bl | KNO

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Srinagar, May 23 (KNO): Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan on Saturday took stock of resumption of developmental activities in district Ganderbal and also reviewed functioning of COVID-19 care centre in JNV Hatbura. The Advisor during the visit took stock of desilting of Zamindar Khul near Nursing College, Darin Nagbal and at Malshahi Bagh. These Zamindar Khuls are being dredged to provide water to the nearby paddy fields for irrigation and the work is being executed under MGNREGA program to provide employment to the locals. The Advisor was informed that the works are being carried out at a cost of Rs 3 lakh and Rs. 2.37 lakh respectively and so far the wages to the workers have also been cleared. The Advisor on the occasion stressed on adhering to social distancing norms and wearing of face masks to avoid contraction of virus among workers. He also directed the concerned that the SOPs with regard to COVID-19 are followed in letter and spirit in all works that shall be executed now on. The Advisor later took detailed review of the functioning of COVID Care centre (400 bedded) at JNV Hatbura, Ganderbal and inspected availability of logistics and other allied facilities being put in place for inmates. During the visit, the Advisor took round of the center and inspected the facilities being put in place including logistics, electricity, sanitation and availability of personal hygiene gears, bedding, health care facilities and other related arrangements. While reviewing the facilities being put in place, he exhorted upon the concerned to ensure that all the facilities are being provided as per SOPs laid down for COVID Care Centre. The Advisor was accompanied by the Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal, Director RDD, Qazi Sarwar, ADC Ganderbal, Farooq Ahmad Baba, ASP Ganderbal besides officials from Rural Development Department and Health department –(KNO)

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