Mobile internet continues to remain suspended in Jammu region

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 8/23/2019 2:30:40 AM

Advisor Kumar reviews situation in Kishtwar

JAMMU, Aug 22: The situation all across Jammu region on Thursday remained peaceful yet mobile internet services continued to remain suspended.
In the meanwhile, the people in Rajouri-Poonch, Chenab valley continued to suffer in the absence of proper functioning of even landline phones. Mobile calling services too have not been restored there. Notably restrictions are still in place in Banihal.
Though the administration has claimed to start Airtel services in Kishtwar district and post-paid BSNL services in Poonch district yet the inhabitants state that both the services are not functional in the districts so far.
“In the absence of communication facilities, we’re not even able to contact our near and dear ones who are outside, not to talk of studies of children or losses incurred by traders or other members of business community,” they say. They have urged the government to restore mobile calling facilities at least in these districts also as is available in Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Reasi and Udhampur districts.
In the meanwhile, Advisor to the Governor, K Vijay Kumar, accompanied by Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education Atal Dulloo, today visited district Kishtwar and took stock of the health care facilities being provided to the patients in the District hospital. He also reviewed security, law and order scenario in the district at a separate meeting.
The Advisor also reviewed security, law & order scenario with the senior officers of civil and police administration besides other concerned officers of security agencies. Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana, SSP, Dr. Harmeet Singh Mehta and other civil and police officers were also present on the occasion.
At District Hospital, the Advisor interacted with the hospital authorities and enquired about issues related to patient care. He directed hospital authorities to provide best health and medical care services/facilities to the patients and maintain the sufficient stock of essential drugs.
The Advisor inspected the emergency ward, maternity ward, dialysis unit, CT scan unit wherein he interacted with the patients and enquired about the facilities made available to them by the hospital authorities. The Hospital authorities apprised about stock situation of emergency drugs and other medicines. The hospital administration sought posts of radiologist and ENT for strengthening the patient care in the hospital.
The Advisor also enquired about the other activities being carried out by the health department for the welfare of people of the district.
Following complaints from the people, district administration Ramban today established mobile telephone booths at various prominent places for the convenience of the people.
The booths were opened at DC Office Ramban, Assistant Commissioner Development (ACD) Office, District Hospital (DH) Ramban and District Court Complex Ramban.
Deputy Commissioner (DC), Nazim Zai Khan has deputed the officials for providing the service. The officials deputed are Junior Assistant, Shabir Ahmed, Mobile No. 7006628291 and Neelam Singh, Mobile No. 7006730529 in DC Office Complex, Junior Assistant, Zaffarullah Ahmed, Moblie No. 7889629158 in ACD Office, Office Patwari, Bahar Ahmed Runyal, Mobile No. 7889694008 in District Court Complex, and Accounts Assistant, Ropesh Kumar, Moblie No. 7889781627 in District Hospital Ramban for facilitating the general masses by providing them phone connectivity from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
The Deputy Commissioner informed that all essential services and supplies including health, power, water and ration are being provided to the public across the district.

 

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