1600 employees in duty to ensure essential services: Guv

Governor Satya Pal Malik inquiring condition of a patient at GB Pant Children Hospital in Srinagar on Friday.
Governor Satya Pal Malik inquiring condition of a patient at GB Pant Children Hospital in Srinagar on Friday.

‘Langars’ opened at several places

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Aug 9: Governor Satya Pal Malik said today that 1600 employees are on duty to ensure essential services like power supply, water and sanitation while 10,000 people in Kashmir are reporting for their duties.
“Most bank ATMs are operational. We have released advance salary of daily wage workers for August,” he said.
Malik said the ‘langars’ are operational at TRC, hospital and other public placed in Srinagar.
“For Eid, 2.5 lakh sheep/goat and 30 lakh poultry have been arranged. We have two months of ration. There is sufficient stock of petrol, diesel and regular supply for LPG,” the Governor said.
Meanwhile, Malik in order to get first hand appraisal of the prevailing situation in Srinagar city, visited various localities including Rawalpora, Rambagh, Jawahar Nagar, Sonwar and Rajbagh.
He was accompanied by BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Umang Narula, Financial Commissioner to Governor; Baseer Khan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar.
Malik visited Lalla Ded Hospital and G B Pant Children Hospital in Sonwar. He took round of the Hospitals and reviewed facilities with the doctors, interacted with patients and parents of children inside Wards and took their feedback about the medical treatment being provided to the ailing persons.
He was informed about the sufficient stock of medicines available with the hospitals and all possible health care services were being provided to patients.
The Governor directed Deputy Commissioner Srinagar to airlift a child from Srinagar to Delhi for further specialized treatment.
Malik while taking a round of the city noted functioning of ATMs, on ground sanitation and other basic facilities like water supply and electricity. He expressed satisfaction over whole semblance of peace and calm prevailing in the city.
Meanwhile, private vehicles were seen plying on the roads, vendors selling fresh vegetables and fruits and people busy with buying their daily needs along the roadsides. Malik also took stock of ration supply in Fair price shops which were seen open in various localities. He took note of various animal Mandis allowed at different places by the administration for buying and selling of animals on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.
The Divisional Commissioner briefed Governor about the arrangements made for celebration of Eid-ul-Azha and informed about Mobile vans which have been pressed into service for selling essential commodities to people and instructions passed on to officers to keep check on profiteering and other unethical trade practices by the traders. He assured the Governor regarding adequate availability of electricity, water supply and sanitation arrangements for observing the festival in a befitting manner.