Curfew continues in Kashmir, Omar takes stock of availability of essential items

August 6th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI  

Srinagar, Aug 6 (ANI): As curfew continues in Srinagar and all other towns of the Kashmir Valley for the eight consecutive day, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has taken stock of availability of essential items in the Kashmir Valley.

He chaired a high-level meeting here on Thursday and instructed that the Public Distribution System be activated to mitigate the difficulties of people in the prevailing situation.

He directed the ministry concerned to make them available to the people in curfew-bound areas.

Abdullah also took stock of the availability of medicines in various hospitals and directed the Health Ministry to airlift medicines, if required.

He also asked the Health Department to ensure food for the attendants of the patients.

He instructed that the telephone numbers of the control room be provided to the Chief Minister’s Grievance Cell for coordinating timely redressal of grievances.

The consumers will also have the option to register their grievances at the Chief Minister’s Cell.

Meanwhile, Government also released 45 lakh rupees to various hospitals for arranging free and timely treatment of persons who have sustained injuries.

However, there are no reports of any untoward incident since last evening.

People are advised to remain indoors and ensure that children do not fall prey to the designs of anti-social and miscreant elements.

In the past seven days, over 28 people have been killed in clashes between security forces and protesters, taking the death toll over the past eight weeks to 45. (ANI)

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