Bhadarwah:A delegation of “Youth Action Committee, Bhadarwah”(NGO) under the leadership of its Chairman Naseer Mehboob met Lt Governor Jammu And Kashmir Manoj Kumar Sinha in Raj Bhawan.
The delegation presented a memorandum listing demands for resolution of various problems being faced by the public of the Additional district, Bhadarwah.
According to a press release, the delegationists apprised the Lt Governor about the step motherly treatment meted out to the residents of Additional district Bhadarwah by the concerned authorities in not mitigating their sufferings in different forms, release said adding that Bhadarwah hospital being one of the oldest hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir is with out doctor specialists and the all time required medical facilities like Ultrasound and CT Scan sections are with out concerned specialists due to which common public suffers badly and having no other option, they have to shift patients either to Jammu or Srinagar for advanced treatments. The release also said that out of a vacancy of 37 doctors in SDH Bhadarwah, only five posts are filled as of now which do not cater to the needs of the rush of varied nature patients with different complicacies coming to the hospital on daily basis.
“Although a University campus of Jammu University has been opened in Bhadarwah way back 16 years, but surprisingly just three post graduate subjects are taught in it while the like campuses at Doda and Kishtwar of the erstwhile district Doda which had been opened much later than Bhadarwah campus have more than seven post graduate faculties which is openly a sheer disparity with Bhadarwah that is known as mini Kerala of Jammu and Kashmir, in so far as Education sector is concerned” said release quoting draft of demands of the memorandum. The release further disclosed that requisite infrastructure in University campus Bhadarwah has not been strengthened for the last ten years and the incomplete buildings for various departments are rotting which are seen in shambles.
Expressing dismay over the way department of Power Development(PDD) is treating inhabitants of Bhadarwah, release said that Lt Governor was apprised about the deadlock of 33 KV transmission line that continues for years by virtue of which people are forced to face unimaginable hardships in wake of unscheduled and uncontrolled black outs and outages caused during the ongoing harsh winter conditions. It was demanded that a high level inquiry should be conducted for 33 KV scandal which is responsible for bringing untold miseries of people in Additional district Bhadarwah.
The memorandum further incorporated demands like introduction of postgraduate courses and research oriented courses for awarding Ph.D in different subjects in Govt Post Graduate College Bhadarwah, establishment of Drug De-addiction Center at Bhadarwah in wake of rising drug related incidents, Opening of Bhadarwah Gandoh road via Baach Dhar and handing over of other roads to Multinational construction companies instead of GREF for better maintenance and upgradation.
However, Lt Governor while assuring the delegation of early action in response to the points depicting problems so highlighted in the memorandum said that the concerned departments dealing with the projected demands shall be directed to mitigate the sufferings of the public of Bhadarwah on priority and with out further delay.