Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda who is on two days visit to Bandipora district paid a visit to District Hospital Bandipora on Friday to assess the healthcare facilities being provided at the hospital.
He visited the vaccination centre at District Hospital and reviewed the arrangements made by district administration in tackling COVID19 pandemic.
The Minister interacted with the hospital staff and doctors and discussed the healthcare facilities being provided to the people at the hospital besides getting information about the measures to be taken to improve the healthcare services.
Minister was briefed about the COVID19 situation in the district and the facilities available in the district to tackle the pandemic. He got the first hand overview of the measures taken to fight COVID19 besides sampling, testing and vaccination process in the district.
Arjun Munda appreciated the role of healthcare workers and efforts of district administration in tackling the COVID19 pandemic and urged them to continue to work with extra zeal and zest.
Later, the Union minister also visited District Police Lines at Kaloosa Bandipora where he interacted with the CRPF men of 3rd Battalion. The Union minister was briefed by Commandant CRPF 3rd battalion Rakesh Sharma about various measures taken in maintaining peace and harmony in the district.
The Union Minister appreciated CRPF and JK Police men in fighting successful multi-front wars simultaneously including measures taken against militancy, crime and drugs.
He said the JK Police plays an important role in bringing peace in the valley and remembered the police personnel who were killed in the line of duty.
Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Owais Ahmad and other officers of district were present on the occasion—(KNO)