Srinagar, May 08: Incumbent parliamentarian from Srinagar, Dr Farooq Abdullah has recommended the release of Rs One crore and 40 lakh from his Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) funds for improving the COVID facilities in Srinagar hospitals.
In a letter to Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Muhammad Aijaz Asad, a copy of which lies with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Dr Farooq Abdullah recommended the release of Rs 50 lakh in favour of Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir and Rs 30 lakh each in favour of Govt Chest Disease hospital, Srinagar, Govt SMHS hospital. Srinagar and SKIMS Medical College Hospital, Srinagar.
According to the letter under number PS/DFA/MPLAD/21-22, National Conference (NC) president has said that “in view of the fact that Covid-19 is spreading at an alarming rate in Kashmir, I think it most appropriate to use the MPLAD Funds released by the Government of India recently in my favour mainly towards improving the Covid care facilities in the hospitals falling under the jurisdiction of my Parliamentary Constituency.”
“In this connection I recommend release of funds out of my MPLAD Funds for the year 2021-2022,” the letter reads—(KNO)