9 killed in cross LoC shelling so far: Govt

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By Fast Kashmir on 20/01/2018.

9 killed in cross LoC shelling so far: Govt
Adequate staff, ambulances deployed in peripheral health institutions

Jammu, Jan 20: Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today said that nine people including, two army personnel, two BSF jawans and five civilians have died and 46 injured, some of them seriously, in different cross-border firing incidents across the International Border and LoC during the past few days.

Making a suo-moto statement in the House, the Minister said that all injured have been admitted in the GMC and other hospitals and are undergoing treatment. He said the authorities have already issued an alert for the population living along the borders to move to the safer places in view of the constant firing along the border.

Bali said the Department of Health & Medical Education has made elaborate arrangements to deal with the situation and adequate doctors (specialists) and paramedics along with necessary life saving drugs and equipment have been kept available round the clock in all health institutions.

In addition, he said, 197 Ambulances, including (Critical Care Ambulance) have been deployed to meet the situation. (KNS)