DDC Kupwara reviews functioning of DH Handwara, progress on hospital projects

Kupwara: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kupwara, Anshul Garg, today convened a meeting of concerned Officers to review the functioning of District Hospital Handwara and progress made on hospital projects being executed by J&K Housing Board.

The meeting discussed various issues relating to better functioning of District Hospital Handwara. In view of ongoing construction of the new building of the district hospital, the DDC directed the executing agency (JK Housing Board) to expedite the construction works of the hospital building.

The meeting was informed that Rs.22 crore have been spent so far on the execution of Rs.40 crore worth work on District Hospital Handwara which is still in progress.

On the occasion, the DDC resolved many issues on the spot including functioning of Solar Plant, High mast light and smooth water supply in the District Hospital Handwara. He issued on spot directions to the officers of Jal Shakti, JAKEDA and KPDCL to resolve the issues with Hospital administration.

The DDC reviewed the status of construction of New Type Primary Health Centre (NTPHC) Devar and Kalaroos that are being constructed at a cost of about Rs.2 Crore each. He asked the concerned Engineers to ensure fencing of the Hospital.

He also reviewed the pace and progress of Health and Wellness Centres and was informed that out of on-going 17 such Centres 2 have been handed over to the hospital administration, 8 Centres are at final stage, while 7 others are at different stages of completion.

Among others Joint Director Planning, Abdul Majeed, District Health Officer, Medical Superintendent DH Handwara, Engineers of J&K Housing Board and JAKEDA, were present in the meeting.


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