STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: The Dogra Sadar Sabha (DSS) has urged the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha to provide a responsive mechanism to deal with the ongoing COVID 19 crises and constitute a special cell under his direct supervision to monitor functioning of helpline numbers so that people are able to get timely relief. This was resolved in an online meeting of the ‘Dogra Sahayata Kendra’ Committee held under the Chairmanship of Gulchain Singh Charak President Dogra Sadar Sabha.
Members emphasized that, while the health workers were working round the clock, and leaving no stone unturned to manage the situation, there was invariably no response from the helpline numbers published by the Government, for providing proper guidance to the distressed members of the public, and even senior functionaries of the Government were not picking up their phones.
Charak further expressed dismay that no cognizance seems to have been taken of the suggestion made by him earlier to utilize the Yatri Niwas, Bhagwati nagar which has facilities for accommodating hundreds of persons but was lying empty. Similarly, utilizing Vaishnavi Dham at the Rail-head Complex, constructed by the Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board headed by the Lieutenant Governor as its Chairman, was the need of the hour, as suggested earlier.
He said that it will take considerable time to construct and operationalise the proposed hospital being made by DRDO and demanded that, in the meanwhile, immediate action be taken in utilizing the aforementioned facilities for treatment of the patients, who are continuing to suffer in large numbers. During the meeting, the composition of various committees were also finalized for smooth functioning and supervision of the ‘Dogra Sahayata Kendra’ set up under the aegis of Dogra Sadar Sabha in collaboration with Shri Laxmi Narayan Mandir Management Trust, Gandhi Nagar and Dogra Educational Trust, Bari Brahmana.
These included the Apex Committee headed by Th. Gulchain Singh Charak, President Dogra Sadar Sabha, the Central Coordination Committee headed by Ajay Khajuria, former Deputy Commissioner, the Finance Committee headed by Rajesh Gupta, former President, Jammu Warehouse Traders Association and the Media Committee headed by Gambhir Dev, I/C Youth Wing of Dogra Sadar Sabha. Further, the Sub Committees for various contact points of the Dogra Sahayata Kendra were also finalized, which included Col. K.S Jamwal (Retd.), Vice President DSS, In charge of the Sub-Kendra at Dogra Bhawan, Dogra Hall, S. C. Rekhi, Shri Laxmi Narayan Mandir Management Trust, In charge of the Sub-Kendra at Shri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir Complex, Gandhi Nagar and Samar Dev, Secretary, Dogra Educational Trust, Incharge of the Sub-Kendra at Dogra Educational Complex, Bari Brahmana. Charak further disclosed that ‘Dogra Sahayata Kendra’ will endeavor to work in coordination with the administrative and health authorities to provide the requisite information to the patients regarding availing of health facilities, awareness about prevention measures and requisite help in adhering to the norms and SOP’s for protection against COVID -19 as per guidelines, besides other services.
Among others who participated in the Zoom Meeting included G.S Charak, President DSS, Col. K.S Jamwal (Retd.), Gambhir Dev, I/c Youth Wing, Janak Khajuria, Jt. Secy., Ajay Khajuria (KAS Retd), Dr (Mrs) Purshottama Sadhotra, C.M.Seth (IFS Retd), G. A Khawaja (KAS Retd), Anil Padha, S.C Rekhi, Adv. Dinesh Chauhan, Rajesh Gupta, Samar Dev Singh, Lalit Gupta (C.A.) and Dr. Vidya Sagar Sharma.