Jammu: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday paid a surprise visit of the SMGS Hospital here and personally took stock of the sanitation, medical facilities and availability of medicine to the patients.
The Chief Minister visited various wards and Inpatient units of the Hospital. She also personally inspected the OPD, casualty, wash rooms, corridors and other places in the Hospital.
During the inspection, Mehbooba interacted with many patients admitted in the Hospital and their attendants and asked them about their feedback.
The Chief Minister’s office, it may be recalled, had been getting reports of poor sanitation and facilities in the Hospital over the past few months. During a recent review meeting with Administrative Secretaries, she had directed the concerned Department to take measures for improving the sanitation and service at the Hospital.
During the visit, Mehbooba expressed displeasure over the poor sanitation in the Hospital including the condition of wash rooms, air conditioners, beds, bedding and other material and directed improvement in the same.
The Chief Minister on spot ordered the attachment of medical Superintendent of the Hospital.
Later, the Chief Minister visited Maharaja Hari Singh Park on the banks of Tawi river in the city and took stock of the beautification works. She expressed satisfaction over the pace of work and asked the concerned to operationalize the library and coffee shop in the park.