B&J Hospital Services Likely To Resume In 10 Days: Govt

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Srinagar- Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education, Vivek Bharadwaj said on Saturday that efforts are in full swing to ensure that all services are restored within next ten days at the Bone and Joint Hospital, Barzulla here.

Bharadwaj, who rushed in from Jammu immediately after hearing about the incident, visited all sections of the hospital and obtained firsthand information from the concerned officers regarding the damage asking them to ascertain the cause of fire, an official spokesperson said.

“It is indeed a matter of great relief that all patients were safely evacuated from the incident site,” Additional Chief Secretary said, while reassuring all possible precautionary measures in the hospital in future.

Bharadwaj, as per the spokesperson said that the administration initiated several restoration works in the hospital within hours of the incident and efforts are being made to make the OPD functional at the earliest.

“All efforts are in full swing to ensure that all services are restored within next ten days at the hospital,” he said.

“The B&J Hospital at Barzulla significantly contributes towards healthcare needs of the people of Kashmir as around 20 surgical operations are being carried out here every day,” he added.

According to the spokesperson, the Additional Chief Secretary appreciated the prompt action by the divisional and district administration in dealing with the situation.

“He also lauded efforts of MS and doctors of the hospital, the Fire & Emergency Services officials and the local volunteers for their support in rescue operation,” he added.

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