Modi’s affinity, keenness saved J&K from catastrophe: Bali

Former Minister, Bali Bhagat addressing a BJP meeting at Nagrota on Sunday.
Former Minister, Bali Bhagat addressing a BJP meeting at Nagrota on Sunday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, July 11: Senior BJP leader and former Minister, Bali Bhagat today asserted that the significant role played by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi led Central Government and J&K administration under LG, Manoj Sinha in fight against Coronavirus saved J&K from a major catastrophe.
He was speaking during a District Working Committee meeting of the BJP held at Nagrota near here.
While highlighting the contribution of BJP Government in the corona times especially the second wave, the former Minister said that Modi Government left no stone unturned to meet the exigencies by rallying resources in case of J&K UT to minimize the damages.
He said that the way the emergent situation has been tackled with efficacy in the UT, the BJP Government deserves kudos for the same.
Giving detailed overview of the initiatives taken to contain the damage by COVID-19, the BJP leader said that ICU beds have been increased to 128 in numbers in GMCH Jammu during second wave and work on adding another 170 ICU and 120 critical care beds is going on for meeting challenge of any upcoming wave.
“After getting a nod from Modi Government, J&K administration is presently working on provision for oxygen pipeline in all wards of Associated Hospitals. One liquid medical oxygen plant has been installed in GMCH which has become functional and two more are in pipeline, one for GMCH and second for SMGS Hospital. Another big achievement is the DRDO COVID-19 health facility in Jammu with 500 beds having oxygen facility and out these 125 with ventilators”, he said adding that about 800 doctors and paramedical staff were recruited during 2nd wave to cater to the growing medical needs.
Bali Bhagat said that the oxygen generation in GMCH and Associated Hospitals increased from 1950 LPM to 20,700 LPM, out of which some generation plants are in progress.