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POONCH: After the road accident that happened yesterday in Plera (Mandi), Ex- MLC Dr Shehnaz Ganai on thanked the Governor and Advisor V. Kumar for acting swiftly in sending the State helicopter for airlifting the critically injured patients to GMC Jammu for specialised treatment.
While speaking to the Governor today this morning over phone, Dr Ganai asked him to sanction ex-gratia relief to the next of the kins and also in favour of those who got injured in the accident. Showing quickness in the matter Dr Ganai said that “I am highly thankful to Governor in sanctioning ex-gratia relief of Rs 5 lakh in favour of the next of the kins of those who died yesterday and Rs 50000 for those who got injured, besides free treatment to those who got injured in the incident yesterday, as the people are poor and can’t afford huge expenses on treatment”.
While speaking to the Governor, Dr Ganai urged him for ordering an inquiry into the incident so that the facts could be brought before the public, to which the Governor assured the Ex MLC that he will take up the matter with Divisional Commissioner Jammu for conducting an inquiry into the incident.
Dr Ganai said that there is dearth of specialist doctors in our hospitals and urged the Governor to look into the matter personally and see that sufficient medical specialist doctors are deputed to Poonch.
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