Migrant employees to be posted in main towns, less sensitive areas: Div Com

Jammu and Kashmir administration has geared up to ensure the safety of migrant Kashmiri Pandit employees in the valley.

This comes on the heels of a meeting held on Wednesday with all concerned stakeholders about the safety of these employees.

Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir PS Pole said that he has issued urgent instructions that the employees should be posted in main towns and less sensitive areas.

“This will reduce their commute and ensure that their security concerns are addressed too,” Pole said.

He added several service-related issues including duties in far-off places, transfers of couples at the same place, and other related issues falling under my jurisdiction will be expedited.

Addressing a press conference along with Director Health Services Kashmir Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather, he said a week-long Mega Health Camp was organized by the district administration in collaboration with Rotary Club India from 11th to 18th May 2022 across four hospitals in the Kashmir division.

They include GMC Baramula, SDH Kupwara, SDH Sopore, and district hospital Ganderbal.

“So far in this camp, 2120 surgeries have been performed which include 259 gynaecological surgeries, 171 general surgeries, 538 eye surgeries, 38 orthopaedic surgeries,53 ENT surgeries, 624 minor surgeries, and 337 dental surgeries. It is worth mentioning that all these surgeries were done free of cost under the AB PMJAY scheme (golden card),” he said

Pole emphasized that at the request of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, the camp will be organized in South Kashmir as well.

Director Health Services, Kashmir, Dr Mushtaq Ahmad maintained that there were nearly 8000 backlog surgeries due to the third wave of Covid-19 and in the last one week, over 2100 major surgeries were conducted.

“We have already received directions from the Divisional Commissioner to clear the backlog of surgeries. We will do that at the earliest,” he said.

About the heart transplantation surgeries, he said that a survey will be conducted to identify the patients, whose registration will be done following which the procedure will be carried out