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Mayor Matoo conducts city tour

Visits SMHS, LD hospitals


Srinagar, Nov 17 (KNS): The newly elected Mayor for Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), Junaid Azim Matoo on Saturday visited various areas of Srinagar and took stock of sanitation and anti-encroachment drives.
Matoo also visited SMHS hospital and Lal Ded hospital.
At SMHS hospital, Mattu visited all the wards including emergency ward and casualty to inspect hygiene and other sanitation measures that are being taken up.
He also took stock of a block, which is under work for construction of new upcoming wards.
Mattu who was flanked by Commissioner SMC Peerzada Haffizullah Shah, Joint Commissioner Administration Abdul Majeed Raina, Executive Engineers and other Municipal Officers also visited LD hospital.
Instructions were passed on spot that SMC shall conduct an extensive monthly sanitation drive in all the hospitals of the city including LD hospital.
The drive has to involve men and machinery at large so that all the hospitals including the wards and the entire premises within the jurisdiction of SMC undergoes a complete sanitation drive every month, said Mattu.
The hospitals also need to be well fumigated, he suggested.
On decongestion of city, Mattu while visiting Hari Singh High Street instructed SMC officials to work in coordination with Traffic department in order to enforce strict parking regulations.
Directions were also passed to immediately clear the trouble spots and foot paths from encroachments for pedestrians convenience and smooth regulation of traffic.
Mattu at the same time reiterated that long permanent solution needs to be brought in for rehabilitation of street vendors.
Meanwhile, he appealed shopkeepers to do away with the illegal occupancy of roadside sides and footpaths, which otherwise becomes constraint in walking spaces and smooth flow of traffic. (KNS)