Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has directed the Deputy Commissioners in the Kashmir Valley to reach out to the people to look after their requirements relating to medicines, ration, and other daily needs and address them quickly, said an official. 

The Governor is taking daily updates of the administration about the prevailing scenario in the state after the Centre has planned to eliminate “special status” to the state and divide it into two seperate Union Territories. 

Governor Malik has asked the Deputy Commissioners of districts to post staff to distinct locations and take stock of people’s necessities and offer them with other daily needs as well. They have also been asked to visit around 20 families on a daily basis and try to solve their issues. 

Special vehicles have been deployed into services for selling of essential commodities to people of the state and officials have been directed to keep a check on extortion and other unethical practices by the traders, said the spokesman. 

Mr. Malik has asked the District Administration to reach out to people and enquire about patients who needed urgent medical aid.  

J&K Government has further asked them to make availability of ambulances to patients who needed to be taken to Hospitals. 

The Deputy Commissioners have also been asked to make available telephone helplines at their district headquarters for needy who wish to speak to their children outside the state. 

Helpline numbers at Srinagar’ Deputy Commissioner office are 9419028242 and 9419028251, added the spokesman.

Mr. Malik has also reviewed the arrangement for Hajis who will shortly return home from pilgrimages in Saudi Arabia. 

He was informed regarding the preparations made by the administration to greet Hajis and their family members at Srinagar Airport. 

The popular Khadim-ul Hujaj is accompanying the Hajis from Jammu and Kashmir have been informed well in advance about the arrangements for ferrying passengers towards their homes, said the Governor, adding that all arrangements made have been given wide publicity through electronic media in Saudi Arabia.

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