Conduct inquiry into Mandi road accident: Shehnaz

Excelsior Correspondent
POONCH, Dec 9: After the road accident which took place in Mandi area on Saturday, former MLC Dr Shehnaz Ganai today extended gratitude to Governor and Advisor K. Vijay Kumar for acting swiftly in sending the state helicopter for airlifting the critically injured patients to GMC Jammu for specialized treatment.
While speaking to the Governor today this morning over phone, Dr Ganai asked him to sanction ex-gratia relief to the next of kin and also in favour of those who got injured in the accident. The former MLC said that she was highly thankful to Governor in sanctioning ex-gratia relief of Rs 5 lakhs in favour of the next of the kin of those who died yesterday and Rs 50000 for those who got injured, besides free treatment to those who got injured in the incident, as the people are poor and can’t afford huge expenses on treatment.
While speaking to the Governor, Dr Ganai urged him for ordering an inquiry into the incident so that the facts could be brought before the public, to which the Governor assured the Ex- MLC that he will take up the matter with Divisional Commissioner Jammu for Conducting an inquiry into the incident.
Dr Ganai was all praise to the local people who were first to reach the accident spot and thanked them for actively participating and timely rescuing and shifting the injured to the nearest hospital, which resulted into saving many precious lives.
She said that there is dearth of specialist doctors in our Hospitals and urged the Governor to look into the matter personally and see that the sufficient medical specialist doctors are deputed to Poonch. Dr Ganai said that we have CT scan machine at Poonch but due to non- availability of Radiologist the machine is lying defunct and being border area and prone to cross LOC shelling, Dr Ganai demanded critical care ambulance at district headquarters.
Dr Ganai asked District Transport and Traffic authorities to gear up the checking of commercial vehicles and see if the vehicles are fit to ply on hilly routs.


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