STATE TIMES NEWS LEH: Justice Tashi Rabstan, Judge, High Court, J&K discussed establishment of Old Age Recreation Centre in Leh, in a meeting held here on Wednesday. The meeting was attended by Divisional Commissioner, Ladakh, Saugat Biswas; Avny Lawasa, Deputy Commissioner, Leh; R.S Jasrotia, Principal District and Sessions Judge Leh, Spalzes Angmo, Secretary DLSA, Leh, S.E PWD, CMO, Leh, Medical Superintendent-SNM Hospital Leh, District Social Welfare Officer, CPO, Leh and concern Executive Engineers. Addressing the meeting, Justice Rabstan mentioned about the government scheme for welfare of senior citizens as per Rule 17, Section 19 of the Act. He pointed out the need to establish an old age home in Leh. He informed about such recreational centers for senior citizens being established in Srinagar and Jammu. He urged Divisional Commissioner and DC, Leh to plan out on similar pattern to establish such center for senior citizens in Leh with facilities including health check-ups, physiotherapy, counseling, library, reading room, indoor games, recreational activities, legal act services and basic computer learning. Justice Rabstan informed that a sanctioned amount has been earmarked for this scheme with post creation for required staff. He instructed that as per guidelines the recreation centre has to be located within the premise of SNM Hospital with good living area. He said that the centre will have the benefit of attending to the problems and grievances of senior citizens related to their pension case and other documentation issues through the Legal Act Service provided to them within the centre with a Legal Service Authority representative stationed there. Biswas gave full assurance to Justice Rabstan to commence the work on establishing the said centre not only in Leh but in Kargil simultaneously. He informed Justice Rabstan about the space being identified in the SNM Hospital, Leh for the centre and assured its completion as per his guidance at the earliest possible. After the meeting, Justice Rabstan also visited the place identified for the old age day care center at SNM Hospital accompanied by CMO, Leh, MS SNM Hospital, SE PWD and concerned engineers.
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