Centre doing lip services to people of J&K: Bhalla

Senior Congress leader, Raman Bhalla addressing people of Qasim Nagar in Bahu Fort on Tuesday.
Senior Congress leader, Raman Bhalla addressing people of Qasim Nagar in Bahu Fort on Tuesday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 15: Former Minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla on Tuesday claimed that government’s limited attention on health care facilities in J&K has deeply disappointed people and has attracted huge public criticism for failure to handle COVID-19 scenario.
He questioned health specialists on institutional and infrastructural failures of the Health and Medical Education (H&ME) Department and said that poor patient care even at the main referral hospitals in twin capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu shows mirror to the government particularly the bureaucratic top brass of H&ME Department.
Bhalla said the government has to keep its both institutional and as well infrastructural health care setup in a state of readiness.
“The biggest failure of the government in the health care sector is the dearth of manpower at the main referral hospitals and district healthcare facility centre in major town across Jammu,” he claimed.
“Shockingly the unprecedented delay in filling the already created posts in health sector has largely contributed to the dearth of technical staff in the hospitals,” he added. The Congress leader also said that keeping in view present COVID-19 pandemic scenario the government will have to change its priorities for expanding institutional and infrastructural health care facilities across J&K.
Bhalla was interacting with prominent persons of Qasim Nagar area in Bahu Fort in Gandhi Nagar constituency today wherein he appealed the people to rise to the occasion to strengthen the Congress party for their better future.
He claimed that J&K was worst hit due to the wrong policies adopted by the Centre which is just doing lip services to people of J&K.
Bhalla urged upon the Central Government to restore the confidence of the people and ensure that elections to J&K Legislative Assembly are held in order to give the people their own government which could listen and address their issues without running from pillar to post.
He also expressed anguish over the ongoing “anti-working class policies” of Central Government which are causing innumerable hardships on the lives of common people in general and the working class in particular.
Prominent among those present on the occasion include Diwan Chand, Vijay Singh Chib, Latish Sharma, Sahil Sagotra, Gopal Sharma, Panna Lal, Pintu, Bunty, Gurdeep Singh Madam Sumitra, Madam Anju, Jamila, Jasbir Singh Jassi, Gurdeep Singh and others.