JAMMU, APR 24:
Shiv Sena Hindustan (SSH) on Tuesday accused Shri Mata Viashno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) for furnishing wrong and incomplete information to a RTI query seeking information about the objective behind Shrine Board’s proposal to launch speciality consultation and initial screening services of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital (SMVDNSH) at Saraswati Dham near Railway Station.
Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Shiv Sena Hindustan National Vice President Pt Rajesh Kesri said that Board provided misguiding and confusing information for taking such a decision which ultimately defeated both the purposes i.e Saraswati Dham near Railway Station which was constructed to accommodate economically weaker pilgrims of Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrims with cheap food and accommodation and also to run screening services of (SMVDNSH) in a congested place.
Kesri further said that though opening of OPD is welcome step but at 428 bedded accommodation Saraswati Dham is not a good idea as it was constructed in 2003 costing Rs 3 crore for the benefit of the Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrims by providing clean, well maintained and very economical accommodation.
He advised the Board instead of using Saraswati Dham, there is piece of land measuring 3 Kanals nearby the proposed OPD can be opened there in this way the Saraswati Dham will continue to serve economically weaker Section of Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrims who manage cheap food and accommodation here.
Others present in the press conference include Rajesh Handa, Sukhveer Singh, Rajeshwer Singh and Raj Kumar.