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MP Ladakh takes stock of healthcare facilities at SDH Drass

Listens to the developmental needs, grievances of locals

Kargil, May 23, 2021: Member Parliament (MP) Ladakh Jamyang Tsering Namgyal during his visit to Drass Sub Division took stock of the patient care facilities at Sub District Hospital (SDH) Drass here today.

The MP inspected different sections of the hospital including the OPD, Casualty Block, OT Section, Labor Room and other sections, and inquired from the officers concerned about the healthcare and medicare facilities being provided to the patients and expressed satisfaction on the status of infrastructure and upgraded medical equipments at the health center.

MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal also inspected the ongoing works on the construction of the 50 bedded new OPD block and the establishment of the oxygen plant at the SDH.

The officers concerned informed the MP that construction works of the new OPD block as well as the establishment of oxygen plant is in the final stages and are expected to be handed over to the Health Department by the end of May, 2021. It was further given out that the oxygen plant with the capacity of 100 liters per minute (LPM) will have adequate oxygen supply to cater to the regular requirements at the SDH.
Meanwhile, the MP also interacted with the doctors and paramedical staff and hailed their round the clock untiring services to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, adding he urged them to continue their noble service to the people in the fight against the Coronavirus.

The doctors and health workers of the SDH projected their issues and demands to the MP Ladakh which included among other demands the posting of Gynecologist, Surgeon, Orthopaedician and Anesthetist at the health center.

Taking note of the issues and demands, MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal assured to redress them at the earliest. He also said that the matter with regard to the provision of special incentives to the healthcare workers engaged in COVID-19 duties has also been taken up with the Government of India.

Later, a number of public representatives and individuals met the MP Ladakh and apprised him about various developmental needs and demands which included among others the posting of doctors, provision of ambulances and round the clock power supply at the SDH Drass, provision of adequate power supply from Marpochu Hydel Project, steps for promotion of winter sports, installation of mobile telecom towers in uncovered villages, posting of SDM at Drass, helicopter services during winter months and other related demands.

The MP gave a patient hearing to all demands projected by the locals and assured them that all requisite measures will be taken for resolution of issues in a phased manner.

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