|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Mar 27: Former Minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla on Friday appealed LG administration to put in place a mechanism to ensure uninterrupted supplies and deliveries of essential services to the general public of J&K. He urged concerned departments to work on war foot basis to tackle the situation. Considering the rise in the confirmed corona virus cases in J&K, Bhalla appealed Administration to upgrade hospitals/infrastructure with the resources available with them. He emphasized that more Government hospital should be fully equipped with doctors, staff and equipments to tackle Covid-19 and that hospitals should be a dedicated health facility exclusively for treating patients having infected with the virus.
Bhalla appealed Administration to take care of stranded people including students, workers in small trading activities and their families, who are helplessly waiting at Jammu Bus stand for some mode of transportation to reach at their homes. Because of complete lockdown and curfew like restrictions because of Coronavirus threat, no transport is available for these stranded people, who are also running short of money and eatables.
Hundreds of people from Kashmir, Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar, Poonch and other parts of J&K, working as labourers or helpers at industrial units, brick kilns, shops and small trading activities here, are leaving Jammu for their native places as all the commercial establishments are closed following 21-day lockdown announced by Govt.They are running short of food and money and hence have no option other than to return home till the crisis settles down,” said Bhalla.