Bali, Kohli visit GMC, meet border firing injured

Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat today visited Government Medical College ( GMC) Hospital here to enquire about the health of those persons who were seriously injured in yesterday’s cross border firing. The Minister visited emergency, disaster, Orthopedic, Surgery and other units of the hospital and assessed the medicare provided to the patients. He interacted with the patients and enquired about the treatment
facilities being provided to them by the hospital.
Eight civilians were killed and over 20 were injured, out of which 15 have been seriously injured including 14 month old minor girl Pari who has been shifted to GMC late last night.
The Minister informed that one control room has been established in CMO office in GMC besides 58 ambulances have also been pressed into service to cater to the medical requirement of people of affected border areas from Kathua to Poonch. Besides, 24X7 healthcare services are being ensured by the District and Sub-District hospitals as well as PHC’S.
Earlier, the Minister chaired a meeting of GMC hospital administration to review the overall functioning of the hospital besides taking stock of emergency services.
Principal GMC , Jammu Dr Zahid Geelani, Medical Superintendent Dr Ramesh Gupta, Dy. Medical Superintendent Dr. Davinder Singh and Senior Doctor’s were present in the meeting.
Meanwhile, Minister for Animal and Sheep Husbandry Abdul Ghani Kohli today visited the Government Medical College Hospital Jammu and enquired about the well being of those injured in cross border firing.
He called upon the hospital authorities to ensure proper medicare and related facilities to the injured.
Meanwhile, the Minister expressed deep shock and grief over the tragic road accident occurred at Mithiani in Rajouri.
The Minister visited the seriously injured accident victims who have been shifted to GMC for treatment and enquired about their health. The mishap took place when a matador, carrying a marriage party turned turtle resulting into death of a lady named Surbi Devi D/o Darshan Lal leaving about 20 persons injured. The 13 critically injured were admitted in GMC while others are undergoing treatment in sub-division Hospital Sunderbani and Taryath Dispensary. He also expressed grief over death of two motor cyclists who met a tragic accident on their way from Kalakote to Agri today. The Minister expressed sympathies with the bereaved families and prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls.

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