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Advisor Bhatnagar reviews major H&ME projects of J&K


SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 22: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, today chaired a high level meeting to review progress on major projects of Health and Medical Education (H&ME) Department being executed by various agencies in Jammu and Kashmir under PMDP, Centrally Sponsored Schemes and other schemes.

The meeting was attended by Financial Commissioner Health Atal Dulloo; MD Jammu Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC), Vikas Kundal; Director Health Services, Kashmir, Samir Mattoo; Chief Engineer R&B, Kashmir, Showkat Jeelani, Chief Engineer, JKPCC, Director ISM, representatives of JK Housing Board and other officials while as Director Coordination New Medical Colleges Dr. Yashpal Sharma; Principals of GMCs Anantnag, Baramulla, Kathua, Doda and Rajouri, Chief Engineer R&B, Jammu and other officials participated in the meeting through video conferencing.

 During the meeting, detailed discussion was held on present status of works for all major projects that have been undertaken by the executing agencies besides any impediments coming in execution of these works were discussed in detail.

Regarding AIIMS Vijaypur Samba, the Advisor was informed that the work is going on in full pace with exterior works fully completed.

Similarly on AIIMS Awantipora, the Advisor was informed that the technical bids for the project have been approved while as the financial bids will be approved next week.

Advisor Bhatnagar directed the concerned executing agency to expedite the pace of work so that these prestigious projects can be completed within the fixed timelines and dedicated to the public at the earliest.

Regarding the projects executed by JKPCC like, GMC Anantnag and Baramulla, Rehmat Alam Hospital Anantnag, upgradation of District Hospitals of Anantnag and Baramulla, District Hospital Reasi,  100 bedded IPD block at Kot Bhalwal Jammu, 100 Bedded Additional Block at DH Kishtwar and few others, the Advisor had a detailed project wise assessment of present status of these works.

MD JKPCC briefed the Advisor about the progress of various projects executed by the agency besides reasons of delay in some projects which are running behind the given completion dates.

The Advisor directed the MD JKPCC to speed up the works and remove the bottlenecks that are hindering the pace of the works and complete all the allotted projects within fixed timelines.

Similarly, Advisor Bhatnagar also took a detailed appraisal of other health projects like State Cancer Institute, construction of Bone and Joint Hospital, Bakshi Nagar Jammu, construction of 100 bedded new emergency block at GMC Jammu, Govt. Unani Medical College and Hospital, Ganderbal, Government Ayurvedic Medical College and Hospital, Jammu and others being executed by different agencies like Public Works Department (R&B), JK Housing Board and JK Police Housing Corporation.

Officers from these executing agencies apprised the Advisor about the status of these projects and informed him that works are going on in full swing at these important projects.

Addressing the officers of the executing agencies, Advisor Bhatnagar directed them to gear up their men and machinery so that desired work speed can be maintained for achieving the results on the ground.

The Advisor asked the senior officers of the agencies to personally visit the projects they are handling so that the issues be resolved on the ground and engineers and other staff be motivated to do their best.

Advisor Bhatnagar further directed the concerned officers to submit the progress report regarding the status of work done on all the projects on regular basis.

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