JK News Today

Jammu, Nov. 02

Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat today informed that one control room has been established in CMO office in Government Medical College (GMC)  besides 58 ambulances have also been pressed into service to cater to the medical requirement of people  affected in border firing areas from Kathua to Poonch.

The Minister  said that besides this  24X7 healthcare services are being ensured by the District and Sub-District hospitals as well as PHC’S.

He told this during his visit to  ( GMC) Hospital here to  enquire about the health of those persons who were seriously injured in yesterday’s  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.

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.