SRINAGAR, APR 25:
J&K Bank Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed and Director General Health Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman today jointly inaugurated the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in the premises of Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Hospital here at Rainawari. Medical Superintendent JLNM Hospital Dr Nazir Ahmad Shahdad was also present on the occasion.
The chairman was accompanied by the bank’s Presidents P K Tickoo, Abdul Rashid Sheigan, and Zonal Head Kashmir Central-I Manzoor Hussain, Vice Presidents and other senior functionaries of the bank.
After the inaugural ceremony, Parvez Ahmed had an interactive session with the doctors, para-medical and other staff stationed at JLNM hospital.
Addressing the doctors present on the occasion, Parvez Ahmed highlighted the extraordinary role played by medical fraternity while operating in the challenging environment in the valley.
“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the medical fraternity of the state which is working in a difficult environment round the clock. Today I feel honoured to dedicate this ATM for the service of the public in general and the JLNM staff in particular”, said Parvez Ahmed.
“Our state has produced a number of doctors who earned social and global acclaim for their extraordinary services and research-work in different fields of medicine and brought laurels to the state,” he added.
Recollecting some examples, Chairman said, “The memory of Dr Ali Jan is fresh in our conversations even after few decades of his death. One feels proud to know that Doctor Ghulam Nabi from Karnah has led the path-breaking research for diagnosing prostate cancer.”
Speaking of the bank’s role, he said, “As a financial institution, we would like to see required up-gradation of infrastructure in the health sector that not only takes the diagnostic facilities available here to the next level but makes the best patient care possible in the state. That, in turn, will create the requisite conditions for health tourism which has got a huge potential in the valley given the heavenly hill stations available to us across the valley.”
On the occasion, Parvez Ahmed also announced a Cash Deposit Machine (CDM) shall be installed in the hospital premises in near future.
Pertinently, with the commissioning of today’s ATM, the total number of such machines operating in the Kashmir Division increased to 713. Notably, the Chairman gave a patient hearing to the various queries and suggestions put forth by doctors in the meeting.