Jammu, Nov 30
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday paid a surprise visits to the SMGS and GMC Hospitals and took stock of the sanitation, medical facilities and availability of medicine to the patients.
The Chief Minister visited various wards and Inpatient units of the Hospital. She also personally inspected the OPD, casualty, wash rooms, corridors and other places in the Hospital.
During the visit, Mufti expressed displeasure over the poor sanitation in the Hospital including the condition of wash rooms, air conditioners, beds, bedding and other material and directed improvement in the same.
She however, also ordered the attachment of Medical Superintendent of Government Medical College and Hospital Dr Dara Singh on the spot.
During the inspection, Mufti interacted with many patients admitted in the Hospital and their attendants and asked them about their feedback.
The Chief Minister’s office, it may be recalled, had been getting reports of poor sanitation and facilities in the Hospital over the past few months.
During a recent review meeting with Administrative Secretaries, she had directed the concerned Department to take measures for improving the sanitation and service at the Hospital.
Later, the Chief Minister visited Maharaja Hari Singh Park on the banks of Tawi River in the city and took stock of the beautification works.
She expressed satisfaction over the pace of work and asked the concerned to operationalize the library and coffee shop in the park.