Srinagar: After the accident that happened on Saturday, Ex-MLC Dr Shehnaz Ganai thanked the Governor and Advisor Vijay Kumar for acting swiftly in sending the state chopper for airlifting the critically injured patients to GMC Jammu for specialized treatment.

In a statement, Dr Ganai said, “I am highly thankful to Governor in sanctioning ex-gratia relief of Rs 5.00 lacs in favour of the next of the kins of those who died and Rs 50000/- for those who got injured, besides free treatment to those shifted to Government Medical College Jammu as the people are poor and can’t afford huge expenses on treatment.

She also thanked Governor for ordering an inquiry into the incident and asking Divisional Commissioner Jammu, for the same so that the facts could be brought before the public.

Dr Ganai said that there is dearth of specialist doctors in our hospitals and urged the Governor to look into the matter personally and see that sufficient medical specialist doctors are deputed to Poonch.

She said that we have CT scan machine at Poonch but due to non-availability of Radiologist, the machine is lying defunct and being a border area and prone to cross LOC shelling, Dr Ganai said that we even don’t have critical care ambulances.

She urged transport and traffic authorities to gear up for checking of commercial vehicles and see if the vehicles are fit to ply on hilly routs. (KNS)

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