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R&B department’s lackadaisical approach towards developmental works at GMC, Bone & Joint Hospital

Last Updated on November 24, 2021 at 10:55 am

Roads and Buildings Department has shown a lackadaisical approach towards the directives on the issues confronting the Government Medical College Jammu and upcoming Bone and Joint Hospital.

On July 26, 2021, Divisional Commissioner Jammu Dr Raghav Langer reviewed the progress on various ongoing health infrastructure Projects executed in Government Medical College and its Associated Hospitals. The deadline for completing the work has already been missed; the Divisional Commissioner expressed displeasure and directed the Chief Engineer R&B Jammu to speed up the work.

It was directed to the Chief Engineer for explaining the reasons of delay and issue notices to the contractors who are responsible for the delayed work. But even after so many months no such notices has been issued.

However, now it is claimed that contractors still have time to complete the works within the latest deadline despite the fact that due to delay of the work the people have been deprived of vital facilities.

The Detailed Project Report in respect of Phase-II of Bone and Joint Hospital has been prepared by the Chief Engineer R&B Department but yet it has not been approved from the Administrative Department as a result of which no date can be specified for the start of work on Phase-II of the Bone and Joint Hospital.

Chief Engineer R&B Jammu Manzoor Hussain expressed ignorance about the directives issued by the Divisional Commissioner Jammu on the pretext that he has assumed the charge of the post recently. “The information is not readily available with me, it is better to contact the concerned Executive Engineers”, he said.