JAMMU, May 26: Minister for Health, Horticulture and Floriculture, Sham Lal Sharma today issued directions to the concerned authorities to commence the construction of Primary Health Centre in the premises of Court Complex at Janipur.
The directions were issued by the Minister during his maiden visit to the Court premises this morning on the invitation of Bar Association Jammu.
Speaking on the occasion, the Health Minister said that Primary Health Centre has become a necessity in the Court premises keeping in view the visit of large number of litigants to the Court complex every day.
He issued on the spot instructions to the concerned authorities to commence the construction work of the Primary Health Centre with in 10 days so that the facility is made available to the lawyers and litigants at the earliest. He announced that the blue print for the Primary Health Centre has already been chalked out and the project would be completed at a cost of nearly Rs 1 crore.
Mr Sharma also made an announcement for providing a beautiful park in the Court premises for the lawyers and litigants’ use and issued instructions for commencement of work within a week’s time.
Speaking on the occasion, Bar President, B S Slathia said that requirement of Primary Health Centre in the Court premises was the need of the hour. He referred to few incidents where the litigants and lawyers required immediate health care but due to non-availability of such services, had to be rushed to the hospital in emergencies.
He appreciated the role of Jang Bahadur Singh Jamwal, Principal District and Sessions Judge, who was guest of honour on the occasion, for making tireless efforts towards realization of this project, which would be first of its kind in any District Court Complex across the State.
Earlier, while welcoming the Minister on his first ever visit to the Court complex, Vikram Sharma general secretary Bar Association lauded the Health Minister for raising the standards of health care across the State. He also appreciated the Acting Chief Justice of the High Court and other Judges for identifying the land required for the setting up of the Primary Health Centre in the Court premises.
Usman Salaria, vice president, Bar Association, presented the vote-of-thanks.