Every School, Anganwadi Centre, Gram Panchayat of J&K to get piped water supply: Dr Abid Rasheed
Sets deadline for Jal Shakti Department to achieve remaining 10 % targets
Mission Director, Jal Jeevan Mission, Jammu & Kashmir, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, today chaired an officers meeting to review progress on providing piped water supply to schools and Anganwadi Centers of the Union territory under Jal Jeevan Mission.
Chief Engineers, Jal Shakti (PHE), Jammu and Kashmir besides Superintending Engineers of Hydraulic circles of all districts and other district level officers of the department attended the meeting.
The Chief Engineers presented progress achieved, so far, in their respective jurisdictions with an overall coverage of 90 per cent in schools and 88 per cent in Anganwadis of the UT. It was informed that out of a total number of 22562 schools in rural areas of the UT, 20245 have been connected with piped water supply.
Regarding piped water coverage in schools, it was informed that four districts have achieved 100 per cent coverage, eight districts have achieved above 90 per cent targets with only two districts achieving targets below 80 per cent. The officers assured that the target of 100 per cent coverage will be achieved in low coverage districts within next few months. It was apprised that the field engineers had to face problems in far flung areas which remain inaccessible to development works during winters due to heavy snowfall.
It was also informed that out of 24149 Anganwadi centres, 21177 have been provided with piped water supply clocking 88 per cent average coverage. Besides, two districts have achieved 100 per cent coverage, eight districts above 90 per cent and the rest hovering around 80-90 per cent.
Mission Director set deadline for the officers to achieve 100 per cent targets and supply piped water to the remaining schools and Anganwadis adhering to strict timelines in this regard. He also emphasised the need of providing safe water free from biological and other contaminants as per water BIS 10500 standards.
Mission Director also reviewed progress on aspirational districts of the UT in terms of tendering and awarding of contracts. He directed the officers to speed up the tendering process so that the works for retrofitting of old schemes to increase the delivery levels as per JJM guidelines are executed well in time. He gave instructions for executing new schemes to provide functional house hold tap connections to the remaining households in order to fulfil the promise of Prime Minister for providing Household tap connections to each house hold in the country by 2024.
He also directed the field level officers to provide tap water connections to remaining Panchayat Ghars and keep a close liaison with Village Water and Sanitation Committees ( VWSC’s) which have been empowered in planning and execution of water related infrastructure in the targeted villages.
Mission Director asked the Technical Advisors of Mission Directorate to clear the files and submissions received from Jal Shakti (PHE) Chief Engineers within 24 hours for maintaining the pace of works.
DC de-notified 12 Micro Containment Zones
Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar, Ashok Sharma said that 12 micro containment zones have been de-notified after extensive testing and zero COVID positive reports. He said 16 other micro-containment zones would be de-notified as and when the administration is fully satisfied about the safety in these areas.
Briefing the media about the Covid situation, he complemented the PRIs, Health education department, Education Department, Police Department, Rural Development Department and Social welfare Department for their extensive efforts in combating the pandemic.
Giving details, the DC informed that during the 2nd wave 1475 cases were reported in the District, out of which 1260 have recovered and 201 are still active, which is the lowest number since March, 2021. Among them 13 are admitted in District Hospital, 33 are in CCCs and rest are in home isolation and are being provided medical treatment.
He briefed that the recovery rate has continuously picked up, while the positivity rate dropped to 2.70% this week.
He further said that the district has inoculated 72.85% persons of 45 yr old and above till date, while door to door Vaccination drive is being conducted in the district to cover the rest.
Concerned tehsildars and BDOs under the supervision of SDMs are closely monitoring the progress on vaccination and the Covid Mitigation measures in the district, he informed.
While giving details about the Covid care, he informed that sufficient oxygen cylinders and concentrators are available in the District, while 882 Covid Kits containing essential medicines and oximeter have been distributed among the COVID positive patients till date.
He appealed the masses to stick to the COVID19 appropriate behaviour and follow the SOPs in letter and spirit to break the chain completely.
Further, the DC Kishtwar informed that the people can approach the district administration on the Twitter account of DC Kishtwar: @dckishtwar and the official Twitter account of DIC Kishtwar: @Dkishtwar.
Jammu: Woman dies in road accident
A woman was killed on Sunday morning in a road accident near Assar area of Doda.
Soon after the mishap, police along with locals reached the spot and started a rescue operation.
The lady has been identified as Babita Manhas.
Further details awaited
OPD services commence at SMGS Hospital Jammu
The OPD Services, on prior appointment basis, will resume in SMGS Hospital from June 14, 2021 on all working days. The appointment for Monday shall be given on Saturday.
The patients can take appointment for Paediatrics on mobile phone number 9541925359; for ENT on 9541925360; For Obst & Gynae 9541925361 and for Dermatology (Skin) 9541925362.
As per an order issued in this regard, the OPDs will be operational from the respective OPD Sections from 10:00 am to 02:00 pm.
The appointment will be given by the respective department staff nominated by the concerned HoD through phone call on the dedicated mobile phone number provided to each department.
The dedicated Mobile Phone Number will be operational from 10:00 am to 04:00 pm on all working days for fixing the appointments.
The total number of appointments per speciality shall not be more than 25 patients per day, which is subject to revision considering the future trend of COVID-19 pandemic.
At all cost Covid Appropriate Behaviour shall be observed by everyone in all departments/sections of the hospital including registration and OPD area. Each patient will be accompanied by not more than one attendant who must be wearing proper face masks.
The patients are advised to attend the OPD by prior appointment only, failing which they may be liable not to be examined by the doctors in OPD.
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