Provide best medicare to firing-affected: Bhalla, Manjit
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Former Ministers and senior Congress leaders Raman Bhalla and Manjit Singh on Tuesday visited Government Medical College, Jammu to enquire about the well being of firing affected people. The duo appealed hospital authorities to provide best medicare to the victims of Pak firing.
They interacted with the injured and wished them speedy recovery. They asked the doctors and staff to remain vigilant, especially during night hours so that injured persons can be attended in time and referred to GMC&H, in case of medical emergency. Sufficient stock of drugs and first aid equipments should be maintained in the hospital, they added. They also demanded the hospital management to keep adequate number of ambulances on stand-by for shifting the injured patients to the hospital.
Conveying their sympathies with those families who lost their members due to unprovoked firing on the International Border, the Congress leaders demanded establishment of separate townships for the people residing near border at Hiranagar, RS Pura, Arnia and also at Poonch and Rajouri Districts in view of the frequent firings from across the border.
Sharing the pain and agony of the people of shelling-hit areas, they said the situation created by frequent ceasefire violations by Pakistan had shattered the life of border residents. They expressed serious concern over loss to the standing crops, residential houses and studies of the children and the circumstances that have forced people to leave their homes and demanded on-the-spot compensation to the injured and also to those civilians whose houses had been extensively damaged. They also appealed youth to come forward for voluntary blood donation for timely and adequately saving precious lives.