STATE TIMES NEWS
POONCH: Former MLC Dr. Shehnaz Ganai has urged upon the district administration to constitute the monitoring teams and send them to on spot to assess the difficulties and loss of properties of general public, occurred due to the recent inclement weather conditions in far flung areas of Haveli Constituency especially in Tehsil Mandi of Poonch district.
She uttered that the administration must be fully prepared well before all such happening as it has many mediums to reach out to the general public while the public has no resources to reach up to the administration during such an emergency. She said that in order to overcome such like problems, the administration should convene all departments meeting soon after the issuance of advisory from Meteorology department in this regard. She said that due to lack of electricity the situation of the villagers is very bad and they are shivering from cold as they don’t have any access to the timber wood and kerosene due to dis-connectivity of link roads. Even they are unable to contact the administration and their relations telephonically as they are unable to charge their mobile phones in the absence of power supply.
The far flung areas of Sawjian, Gagrian, Chhamber Kanari, Arai, Ban, Bala Ban, Naga Nari, Mahar Kote and Loran villages are totally cut off due to heavy snowfall and the ailing people are facing difficulties due to non availability of medical facilities. Dr. Ganai urged upon the administration that medical personnel along with essential medicines should be dispatched to the remote areas to ensure the health and safety of the sick and elderly people especially women. She was briefing this to the media after a public deputation of different villages of Tehsil Mandi met at her residence the other day. The public told her that due to delinking of the routes they are facing many hardships like non availability of kerosene, ration, LPG cylinders, power and safe drinking water supply. She come out with the plea that first of all the routes should be cleared so that the general public could carry their essential commodities to their respective homes. It is worth mentioning that many panchs and sarpanchs especially women representatives were part of this deputation who appealed the former MLC to intervene and get their issues resolved at its earliest. Dr. Shehnaz assured them that she will definitely take these issues with the administration and also with the State higher authorities. She thanked the deputation especially the women brigade who inspite of very cold weather conditions came to her for getting their issues solved.