STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: United Democratic Alliance (UDA), Jammu & Kashmir, urged Lt Governor Manoj Sinha to give priority to health and education sectors for overall development of J&K.
In a statement issued on Saturday UDA Convenor, Rajiv Mahajan said that since long Private Nursing Homes/Labs etc. have indulged in charging huge amounts from patients but Health Department is sleeping over the matter, which is a cause of concern. “A committee submitted its recommendations for regulation of rates in private hospitals, yet it awaits implementation due to opposition from proprietors of these concerns,” he said adding that the failure of the Government to regulate rates is taking a toll on patients, who are being charged as per will of hospitals.
He further said that there is even a shortage of doctors and medical equipments in rural and far flung health institutions, thereby compelling poor persons to visit private hospitals. He urged LG to provide all medical equipments in all hospitals including PHCs with adequate staff, including at least one specialist doctor in far flung areas, so poor persons have a sigh of relief.
Similarly, he urged LG to provide proper infrastructure in education sector in the entire J&K including far flung Government schools.
The signatories to the statement included Lt Gen (Retd) Pradeep Singh Mehta Principal Advisor, Manish Sahni Former Convener, IG (Retd) Sudhir Dogra General Secretary, Co- Conveners Col (Retd) S.S Pathania, Com (Retd) Bhushan Devan, Col (Retd) PS Jamwal, Col J P Singh (Retd DC) Vijay Sharma (Retd DC) M. L. Sharma, Er. V.K. Gupta (Retd. SE), R.K Khajuria (Retd. ETO), Varinder Gupta (Retd. Special Secretary), R.C Puri (Retd. K.A.S), Krishan Manhas, Satish Ponshi, Kulbir Singh Slathia, Bharat Bhushan Gupta, Gajan Singh Khajuria, Rajinder Gupta, Rajeev Luthra, Prem Sharma, Vivek Wazir, Rakesh Badyal, Pawan Gupta, Sanjay Jandyal, Varnider Singh Billawria, Yash Khajuria, Jaswinder Singh (Kuku), Sanjeev Sharma, Dr. Karan Gupta, Shiv Kumar Sharma, Rajinder Gupta (Bittu), Ravi Tikku, Rakesh Slathiya, Sushil Singh Jamwal (Retd. General Manager J K Cement), Shashi Bhushan Sharma (Contractor), Sheikh Sajjaad Poonchi (Retd. Principal), Sushil Singh Charak and Tanish Sharma.