Basharat Bukhari meets people of shelling-affected areas

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Minister for Revenue, Relief & Rehabilitation Syed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari today visited R S Pura and took stock of the arrangements put in place at the relief camps established for the people affected in cross
border firing. Minister of State for Revenue, Relief & Rehabilitation Ajay Nanda, Divisional Commissioner Jammu Dr Pawan Kotwal and Deputy Commissioner Jammu Simrandeep Singh also accompanied the Minister during the visit.
The Minister interacted with the affected people and enquired about the facilities being provided to them. He also assured them of all possible support from the government during this difficult situation in border areas.
It was informed to the Minister that a total of 772 people including men, women and children from various border villages including Abdullian, Chandu Chak, Layian, Bega, Bera, Chouga, Gopar Basti and Joura Farm have been shifted at the camps established at ITI Campus and City Middle School R S Pura.
Basharat Bukhari directed the camp incharge to remain available in the cmaps to redress the problems of the people and ensure provision of all basic amenities at
these camps.
The Minister asked SDM R S Pura to personally monitor the arrangements at the camps and ensure that the staff deputed here would be present to discharge their duties properly so that people don’t face any inconvenience. He also enquired about the status of relief to the owners of cattle killed and injured in border firing. Deputy Commissioner apprised the Minister about the relief amount being provided to them for the loss of their cattle as per SDRF norms.
Stressing on maintaining sanitation and cleanliness in the camps, the Minister directed the officers to depute additional sanitation workers and to provide quality and hygienic food to the people. Later the Minister also visited GMC Jammu to enquire about the well being of people injured in the firing in Ramgarh, Arnia, R. S Pura, Mendhar and Rajouri areas. Medical Superintendent GMC Dr Romesh Gupta and Principal Medical College Jammu Dr Zahid H. Gilani briefed the Minister about the medical treatment and other facilities being given to them in the hospital. It was informed to the Minister that a one year old girl was also injured in the firing in Ramgarh and is presently undergoing treatment under the observation of senior doctors. The Minister directed the hospital authorities to put in their best efforts in providing best medical treatment to all the injured.
Bukhari also interacted with the injured people, attendants and enquired about their well being. He also prayed for speedy recovery to all the injured persons. He also asked the Divisional Administration to ensure adequate numbers of ambulances are stationed at affected areas especially in Poonch and Rajouri areas to shift the severely injured people to Jammu for specialized treatment immediately.
Among others, SDM RS Pura Vikas Kundal, Tehsildar RS Pura Sarita Chauhan, concerned senior officers were present during the visit.

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