BANDIPORA, JULY 20 : District Development Commissioner , Bandipora, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary today conducted an extensive inspection and visited Sub-District Hospital, District Hospital and Govt Degree College Bandipora.
The DDC, accompanied by Chief Planning Officer, Chief Medical Officer and Medical Superintendent SDH, inspected the various sections and functioning of hospital viz-a-viz patient care and public response system. He inspected OPD, Casuality, orthopaedics, diagnostic labs, emergency section, labour ward, paediatrics section and other departments apart from inspection of system in place for hospital waste disposal and management. He also held a meeting with the Mental Health unit team and discussed long-term planning for strengthening of unit and outreach programme.
The team of officers visited the under construction District Hospital in town which has been directed to be completed by September end. The DDC expressed concern about prolonged delays in completion of vital health institution and asked for fixing responsibility of officers in case of any further delays. He constituted a team of officers comprised of CPO, CMO, Medical Superintendent and 5 specials from Health Department to work out within a fortnight the health infrastructure and equipment required for making the District Hospital functional. Meanwhile, matter was taken up with Housing and Urban Development Department for early steps to shift bus stand which has been delayed already.
Later, the DDC visited Hassan Shah Khuoyihami Degree College and inspected the ongoing works undertaken by JKPCC. In view of issues raised by the College management he asked for immediate demarcation of land and initiation of work on compound wall. He also deputed a team for meeting with land owners to redress their pending grievances and involving them in development. He further assured for development and upgradation of road connectivity for GDC.
The DDC also chaired the inaugural session of one-day workshop under “Faculty Development Programme” and highlighted the roles and responsibilities of teaching community for betterment and advancement of society. He highlighted the need of focussing on and strengthening primary and secondary education and asked the College teachers to take a lead in comprehensive educational development of district.
On the occasion Principal GDC Prof H G Mustafa delivered the welcome address while Prof M Ismail Ashna was key note speaker.