State health minister Surjit Kumar Jyani paid a surprise visit to Bal Sudhar Ghar (juvenile home) and School for Blinds here on Tuesday.
Inspecting and interrogating about problems and facilities provided to students, he ordered the authorities concerned to develop infrastructure of the juvenile home as well as School for Blinds and keep him posted.
Jyani reached at the juvenile home, Gill Road, at around 11.30am.
He talked to few juvenile prisoners and asked about the difficulties they faced. He was informed that a total of 66 children were in prison.
He also checked the food provided to the children and did not find it up to the mark.
“I promise to appoint full time in charge at the juvenile home and to depute adequate police security too,” he added.
Jyani talked to chief secretary Jaspal Singh on the phone and ordered to send a committee to juvenile home to know about the basic needs of children.
Later, he visited School for Blinds on the Chandigarh Road. He talked to the blind students and also to their parents and enquired about the problem faced by them.
He assured to fill the vacant posts of teachers and to upgrade the studio and printing press at the school.
Earlier, He also paid surprise visit to Primary Health Centre, Jagraon, where he inspected the drug de-addiction centre and OPD and found everything satisfactory. Civil surgeon Subhash Batta also accompanied him.