- ‘Specialized facilities in hospitals flagged as thrust area’
UDHAMPUR: Minister for Health and Medical Education, Davinder Kumar Manyal today dedicated the newly established dialysis unit to the people here at the District Hospital Udhampur. The Dialysis unit has been established under Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme. Member Legislative Assembly, Udhampur Pawan Kumar Gupta was also present on the occasion along with Deputy Commissioner, Ravinder Kumar, Director Health Services, Jammu, Gurjeet Singh, Director Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Sameer Mattoo, Mission Director NHM, Dr. Yashpaul Sharma , Deputy Director Head Quarter, Jammu Dr. Chander Parkash, Deputy Director Schemes, Dr. Dimple, Deputy Director Planning DHS, Jammu, Neelam Baru Chief Planning Officer, Ashok Khajuria, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. K.C Dogra, ASP, Faisal Qureshi, Medical Superintendent, DH Udhampur Dr. Vijay Basnotra, Deputy Medical Superintendent, Dr. Vijay Raina besides other district Officers Doctors, paramedical staff, were present on the occasion.
After inauguration , the Health Minister accompanied by MLA Pawan Gupta took round of the hospital and inspected Emergency block, OPD, Blood bank Laboratory, CCU, Observation ward, Blood bank technical room, Ultra Sound, X-Ray, CT Complex, CR work station, Special new born care unit, Nurses Station. The CMO and concerned staff briefed him about the setup and patient care facilities available in the hospital. Earlier, the health Minister chaired a meeting to review the progress and achievements of the District Hospital.
During the meeting, MLA Pawan Gupta projected various issues and highlighted immediate requirement for trauma centre , Anesthesia station, Air conditioners, shifting of electric sub-station required for expansion of the hospital, 50 bedded MCH wing, Skin specialist, Pediatrician, requirement of maternity ward, Gas pipe line , requirement of Qtrs for BMO, & paramedical staff, up gradation of sub- centre Patnitop, construction of NTPHC Cherayi, requirement of supervisory vehicles for district HQ and blocks, up gradation of PHC Panchari to CHC level, etc.
Health Minister appreciated the efforts made by Chief Medical Officer and his team to improve the patient care services in the hospital. The Minister said the dialysis facility will be a great boon for the patients suffering from kidney ailments. “Otherwise these patients have to travel to Jammu, pay heavy cost for the dialysis which will now be available readily at a nominal fee for common patients and free of cost for BPL category,” the Minister informed.
He informed that our government has started the process to establish dialysis unit in every district to facilitate the patients of rural areas. The minister said that upgradation and specialization of health facilities have been flagged as thrust area particularly in rural areas. Later, the Minister interacted with a delegation of Medical Employees federation. The delegation presented a charter of demands and sought early redress of the issues.