Gilgit, January 21: The Chief Secretary of Gilgit-Baltistan, Yunus Dagha, has instructed the health department of Gilgit-Baltistant to provide two doctors for the disaster hit Gojal Valley. He gave the instructions while talking to a delegation of the coordination committee of Gojal’s disaster affected people. He said that each of the two doctors will spend 15 days in the village during every month. He also instructed DHO Hunza-Nagar to visit the valley with essential medical supplies.
The chief secretary was apprised of the hardships being faced by people in the valley due to unavailability of transport and health facilities. Dagha said that the boat services will be resumed from tomorrow.
Responding to a question about charging of registration fee, (5000 to 10,000) from boat operators, the Chief Secretary said that no instructions have been made about charging of fees. He, however, said that the boats have to be registered with the authorities. He also said that inquiry will be launched into the alleged charging of registration money by the Tehsil administration from the boat operators.
The Chief Secretary also said that Rescue 1122 will be instructed to resume its emergency service. He also said that CRBC, a Chinese company working in the area on KKH, will be asked to break the frozen surface of the dammed Hunza River, to make way for the boats.
It is pertinent to note that the boats currently in possession of Rescue 1122 are incapable of operating when the lake freezes.
The delegation that called on the Chief Secretary comprised of Alwaiz Muhammad Aslam, Ali Qurban, Muhammad Jalil and Fazal Karim. They were accompanied by Mujeebur Rehman and Sher Ullah Baig of the Gojal Youth Forum.