Showed displeasure over the working of JK Housing Board
Taking stock of the development activities in the Rajouri city, Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Advocate Vibodh Gupta today inspected the ongoing work of Maternity Child Health care Hospital being established at Old District Hospital Complex Rajouri. Accompanied by Chief Medical Officer Rajouri Dr. Mohd Younis, Bilal Rashid Asstt. Director Planning Health and other prominent citizens of the city, Gupta took a round of the whole Complex and found that tiling work was started on the first Floor of Old Structure, last month, by the J&K Housing Board Agency, but has been stopped in the last week. During the inspection it was established that work was not executed with a specific plan and drawing. Even the Legislators, who raised the issue of MCH time and again in the District Development Board Meetings, chaired by Chief Minister of J&K state in 2015 and Minister for Education (Chairman DDB Rajouri) in 2016, were not informed by the Agency while taking up the work.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mohd Younis apprised Mr. Gupta that the concerned Executive Engineer JK Housing Board issued directions to the Contractor to stop the work, as the same work didn’t get Accord of Administrative Approval by the concerned authorities. Moreover MLC was apprised that Rs. 125.00 Lacs stands released to JK Housing Board in the year 2013 by Director Health Services Jammu, but till date the work could not be completed, reasons best known to executing Agency.
Gupta while talking to Media said that on one side when the state Govt. headed by Chief Minister Ms. Mehbooba Mufti and Centre Govt. headed by dynamic Prime Minister the Shri. Narender Modi is committed for equitable development of the region on ground, on the other side Agencies are lacking at their part to execute the developmental works properly despite of availability of funds worth in crores.
MLC showed his displeasure over the non-seriousness of the agency towards execution of work, Taking strong note, he on spot talked to the Commissioner Secretary Health and Medical Education Mr. M.K Bhandari and asked him to look into the matter and initiate the enquiry against the Agency for their casual attitude. He also directed the Chief Medical Officer, Rajouri not to allow the Agency to work further, before they shall find a way out for drainage of the Institution, which is the main concern. He asked the CMO to monitor and get accelerated the pace of progress in respect of various Health institution buildings being constructed in District Rajouri and expeditious completion of these vital public utilities must be ensured for providing best health care facilities to the general public.
Vibodh also said that the present BJP-PDP Government is taking every possible step for the betterment of the people of the Rajouri and the initiatives will also being taken in future to minimize the suffering of the people to a larger extent. Vibodh further said that being the local resident of Rajouri, he is committed to work for the development of Rajouri at all fronts. He also said that intellectual people should propagate the agenda of development to every nook and corner of the district, to aware the masses about the development activities being carried out by the present government.
Other prominent who accompanied him were Mr. Rajinder Gupta Ex-chairman, Kamal Bakshi , Bashir Ahemd Bhat, Attam Gupta and Mr. Ashwani Kocchar.