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Govt mulls merging 3 health centres with SKIMS
All attachments in Health Deptt cancelled: Bali Bhagat

Jammu, January 11, (Scoop News)-The Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today informed the Legislative Assembly that the government is considering merging of CHC Sumbal, NTPHC Nowgam and PHC Trigam with SKIMS on full time basis as per the Medical Council of India (MCI) norms.
He said presently their administrative control lies both with SKIMS and Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir and the move is aimed to remove dual control and to streamline the functioning of these health institutions.
Replying to a question by Mr. Mohammad Akbar Lone, the Minister further said that most of the vacancies of doctors and paramedics have been filled up in these health institutions and remaining will be filled up soon. He informed that all attachments in the Health department have been cancelled and the detached incumbents will join their proper place of postings soon.
Meanwhile, he informed that the administrative control of CHC Hajin and NTPHC Naid Khai shall continue to be with the Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir.
Responding to the supplementary questions of Mr. Usman Majid, Mr. Mohammad Yousuf Bhat, Mr. Asgar Karbalai, Mr. Neelam Langeh, Mr. Mohammad Yawar Mir and Mr. Mubarak Gul, the Minister said that government is making constant efforts to upgrade the health infrastructure and fill the vacant posts of doctors and paramedics across the State to provide better Medicare facilities to the people at their doorsteps.
He said the vacancies of doctors and paramedics are being filled up on fast track basis by the concerned recruitment agencies.


NHPC paid Rs 51.94 cr to JK as value of 1% free power: Dy CM
Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today informed the House Since 2008 NHPC has paid Rs 51.94 crore to State Power Development Corporation as the value of one percent free power (110.50 MUs ) it owes from its various power Projects in the state.
Replying to a question of legislator Jeevan Lal, the Deputy Chief Minister said it includes Rs 19 crore for Uri-II, Rs 16.33 crore for Sewa-II, Rs 8.85 crore for Nimo-Bazgo and Rs.7.76 crore for Chutak. The Deputy Chief Minister said that the funds received are used for Local Area Development.
He further said that as a mandatory requirement, the Power Development Department is in the process of framing a roadmap for effecting implementation of LADF scheme in affected areas of Basholi Tehsil.
No shortage of drinking water in Zadibal constituency: Sham lal
Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Ch. Sham Lal informed the House that the overall water scenario in Zadibal constituency is satisfactory, but during summer months some newly established areas in Bhagwanpora and Lal Bazar area do face shortage of portable water. He said the department was taking appropriate steps to improve the water supply position.
Replying to a question by Mr. Abid Hussain Ansari, the Minister said that the areas including Devi Angan, Gulshan Bagh are fed from the Kohimaran service reservoir which get assured water supply on intermittent basis for a specified schedule during the day.
6818 getting pension under different schemes in Nowshera: Sajjad Lone
154 eligible persons benefited under SMAS
Minister for Social Welfare, Mr. Sajjad Ahmad Lone today informed the House that 6818 persons are getting monthly pension under National Social Assistance Programme (NASP) and Integrated Social Scheme (ISS) in Nowshera constituency.
Replying to a question by Mr. Ravinder Raina, the Minister said that 2953 pension cases under different categories are pending disposal in Nowshera constituency at present. Similarly, 154 beneficiaries have been provided benefits under State Marriage Assistance Scheme (SMAS) in the constituency.
He further informed that the department has initiated steps for undertaking renovation and up-gradation of Bal Ashram Sunderbani.
Meanwhile, he said the department has also initiated steps to improve the functioning of Anganwari Centres in the State, these include constitution of Village Level Councils for ground level monitoring, training of Anganwari Workers in Early Childhood Education (ECE) to ensure holistic development of children, training of Anganwari Workers to enrol children under 6 years of age under Aadhar and transfer of funds through DBT mode.

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