Srinagar, May 31: The Advisor to Chief Minister, Prof. Amitabh Mattoo, Wednesday visited the historic Kheer Bhawani shrine to oversee the arrangements being put in place for the smooth conduct of the annual mela.
He was accompanied by VC, JKPCC Khalid Jehangir, MD JKPCC, Dhilip Thusoo, Senior leader Shahnawaz Choudhary and other senior officers.
While directing the officers to ensure that the devotees coming to pay their obeisance are provided with the necessary requisite facilities, the Advisor said that a fool proof mechanism should be put in place to ensure smooth conduct of this mela.
He said that adequate arrangements should be put in place so that devotees who are expected to throng the shrine in large number are provided every facility to perform their religious rites.
Prof. Mattoo also directed for the early completion of the STP being constructed there. He said that the STP is pivotal for maintaining fragile ecological set up of the area. He also announced an additionality of Rs. 25 lakh for the same on behalf of the Chief Minister.
Meanwhile, Prof Mattoo visited Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura to review the facilities being provided at the critical care units of the institute.
The Advisor interacted with the staff of the tertiary care institute and reviewed the patient care scenario. He also interacted with the patients and their attendants and enquired about the facilities being provided by the hospital administration.
On the occasion, Prof. Mattoo also took review of medicines stock position and directed the concerned to ensure quality treatment of the patients at the institute particularly critical care patients. (KNS)