Health infrastructure, flu-shots for Children Imperative: Javid Baig
SRINAGAR: An Apni Party delegation led by Party Chief Spokesperson Javid Hassan Baig on Saturday met Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya in a meeting held at Dak Bunglow, Baramulla.
Besides Party Spokesperson, the other delegation members included Apni Party District President Baramulla Shoaib Lone and
Baig said that Apni Party representatives stressed for an extensive infrastructural upgradation with regards to the health facilities in J&K especially district.
“We apprised the Hon’ble Union Minister about the appalling condition of Hospitals in District Baramulla that lacks requisite staff members. Furthermore, these health facilities have to be operated with limited resources and outmoded medical equipment. Due to this prevalent situation the patients have to travel to Srinagar for getting medical treatment,” he remarked.
Baig said the Party members demanded for the allocation of a comprehensive health package from the Central Ministry with regards to the much needed upgradation and reconstruction of hospitals in Baramulla especially in Chandosa, Sheri and Uri.
During the interaction with the Union Minister Health, the Apni party leaders apprised him about the necessity of delivering flu-shots to the children as the winters are approaching.
“For now the children may have to wait for Covid-19 vaccine jabs but the medical experts have recommended that a seasonal flu-shot be given to them so that a minimum level of immunity gets developed in them and minor colds may not be mistaken as Covid infection,” he said.
The delegation requested that such flu vaccines whose price is around 1500 rupees in the market must be provided free to every single child as most of the people cannot bear such huge expenses and it will also help to cater the unnecessary panicking in case of normal flu.
Baig said that the Hon’ble Minister patiently listened to their pressing pleas and ensured that apposite measures will be implemented with regards to the deliverance of these important issues.