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‘Aim to ensure administrative system reaches more people’

The programme will be held simultaneously at one GP and at a hobli centre every Saturday

‘Steps will be taken to fill vacant posts of doctor at primary health centres’

BIDAR: Deputy Commissioner Harsh Gupta has said that Janaspandana programme will be held at gram panchayat level also in Bidar district from June 6. The programme will be held simultaneously at one gram panchayat and at a hobli centre every Saturday.

In a press release here on Sunday, Mr. Gupta said that the hobli-level Janaspandana programme had been successful in addressing problems being faced by people. In order to ensure that the administrative system reached more number of people, the programme would also be organised at the gram panchayat level, he said.

He said that so far 33,585 applications had been received from people who participated in Janaspandana programmes at various hobli centres in the district. Action had been taken in respect of 33,011 applications and the remaining applications would be disposed of on priority basis.

At the gram panchayat-level Janaspandana programmes, tahsildar concerned and district-level officials will hold public grievances meeting. A separate team of officials will conduct the programme at hobli centres.

After the programme, the tashildar would discuss the problems faced by the people with the Deputy Commissioner and also provide information on the number of applications received from each hobli centre, he said.

Mr. Gupta said that steps would be taken to fill vacant posts of doctor at various primary health centres in the district.

Besides, steps would also be taken to bring doctors sent on deputation back to primary health centres.

Suspended

He said that officials of the Health Department had been told to place the medical officer at Dubbalgundi Primary Health Centre under suspension for remaining absent from duty for a couple of months. The officials had also been told to conduct an inquiry against the medical officer.

As the monsoon was expected to set in early this year, officials concerned had been told to make preparations for proper distribution of fertilizers and seeds to farmers, Mr. Gupta added.

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