DC Doda affirms augmentation of healthcare in CHC Assar

DC Harvinder Singh during visit to Assar on Monday.
DC Harvinder Singh during visit to Assar on Monday.

Excelsior Correspondent
DODA, Nov 20: In order to ensure the safety and well-being of the residents and travelers on the Batote-Doda-Kishtwar Highway, Harvinder Singh, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Doda, has initiated measures to augment healthcare services in the Community Health Center (CHC) Assar. This step aims to address any eventualities that may arise on the highway connecting distrct Doda and Kishtwar.
Assessing the recent bus accident at Assar and recognizing the significance of accessible and efficient healthcare facilities on highway, the DC Doda, in collaboration with the concerned authorities, is establishing a comprehensive healthcare plan for the CHC in Assar. These initiatives include the deployment of additional medical staff, the procurement of essential medical equipment, preparing/ training volunteers for Rescue/CPR/First aid and the improvement of infrastructure to enhance the overall quality and efficiency of healthcare and roads.
In this regard, DC visited Assar today and met with the sub divisional authorities at BDO office to devise a comprehensive rescue and response plan for the highway. DC also attended the ‘Rescue, CPR, and First Aid’ drill organised by SDRF for the local and Alkhair Foundation (NGO) volunteers. He also checked the roadside nakas held by different stakeholders to ensure the following of traffic rules for the safety of the commuters.
The measures being implemented aim to strengthen the existing healthcare infrastructure and equip the CHC Assar with the necessary resources to handle any eventualities effectively. These efforts will help in providing timely and adequate medical care to individuals in need, contributing to the overall safety and well-being of the region.
It is pertinent to mention here that the District Road Safety Committee (DRSC) under the chairmanship of DC has discussed Integrated Road Safety Database (iRAD) / Electronic Detailed Accident Report (e-DAR), revealing concerning statistics.
To enhance road safety measures, the DRSC has approved mapping of roads under various agencies. Identifying blackspots in prone areas was emphasized to proactively address potential hazards. It was decided by the DRSC to declare spots having less than 100 metres visibility as black spots. The directions have been passed to have a road safety audit of all the roads by a technical committee.
Additionally, the DC directed the installation of speed limit signboards and crush barriers with glow tap along roads, underscoring the commitment to ensuring a safer commuting environment. He also urged to set up the small traffic Booths, CCTV Cameras, and Cats Eye equipments, across the roads. The DC also made the direction to dismantle the illegal encroachment near the highway and other roads.