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POONCH: Deputy Commissioner Tariq Ahmed Zargar today convened a meeting of District Task force Committee comprising officers from health, ICDS and education department to chalk out strategies for successful conduct of Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization Rounds to be held from 28 January to 30, 2018 January and from 11 March to 13 March. The meeting was informed that a total of 75772 children of age upto 5 years will be administered polio drops in the district for which 426 Pulse Polio Booths will be established across the district. Besides, 1704 workers will be deployed for the job comprising ASHA workers, anganwari workers, Volunteers and Rebhar- e - saits teachers who will be guided by 85 supervisors across all the booths setup in the district.

 

It was further informed that to reach out to snow prone hilly and far off sensitive areas separate teams shall be constituted for cent percent coverage to make the district polio free. The DC called for coordinated efforts to ensure that there is strict adherence to cold chain protocol and also to make sure that the programme remain the safest and the most successful in this border and hilly district. He also emphasized the importance of ensuring a massive mass media campaign about the programme. Chief Medical Officer Dr.Mumtaz Bhatti, Deputy Chief Medical officer Dr. Ghulam Ahmed Malik, District Health Officer Dr. Shamim batti, District Tuberculosis Officer Dr. Samida Banday, WHO Dr. Ravinderpal singh, BMOs of all three zones, Programme officer ICDS, CDPOs, health educators and other concerned officers attended the meeting.

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JAMMU: The Government has decided to start first batch in the newly established Nursing College Jammu from the current academic session. This was decided at a high level meeting of senior functionaries of Higher Education Department chaired by Principal Secretary, HED Dr Asgar Samoon here today. The Nursing College will function from Government Women College Gandhi Nagar Campus with affiliation to Jammu University, while the interview for engaging the faculty and other staff for the Nursing College will also commence from the current week.

 

The first batch will comprise of 60 students as per the intake capacity and the candidates would be shortlisted strictly as per merit, out of 980 applicants who have applied for the admission. The meeting was attended by JU Dean Academics, Keshav Sharma, Registrar, J&K State Paramedical Council Dr Sandeep Singh, Principal Government College for Women, Gandhi Nagar, Koushal Samotra and Principal Nursing College Indira Moza.

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JAMMU: Stepping forward towards fulfilling the MCI requirements, Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat dedicated new 32-beddded recovery ward and facility of common room for doctors (boys & girls) in hospital canteen of Government Medical College here today. Constructed at an estimated cost of rupees one crore, the recovery ward will facilitate the extra-ordinary rush of patients of Ortho, Surgery and Neurology units. Similarly, the common room facility has been developed at an estimated cost of Rs. 20 lakh. Both these facilities were requirements of MCI and the authorities have fulfilled these.

 

Minister of State for Health & Medical Education,  Asiea Naqash, MLA Jammu West, Sat Sharma were also present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, the Health Minister said that it is endeavour of the BJP-PDP Government to ensure better infrastructural facilities in the health institutions across the State, adding that majority of population in Jammu and Kashmir is dependent on the government health sector and efforts have been stepped up to improve the overall health scenario. He further said that GMCJ being premier tertiary healthcare centre in the entire Jammu region caters the huge rush of patients, especially in the winter due to Darbar Move when floating population increases, and the government has been paying focused attention to plug all gaps to ensure improved facilities to the patients in this prominent health institution.

 

Bali said that after the enhancement of 50 medical seats in GMCJ last year, the MCI during its inspection had pointed out certain deficiencies in accommodation and other infrastructural facilities. These also included a dedicated recovery ward, common room facility for doctors (males & females) in doctors’ canteen and a High Dependency Ward for the critical patients. He said the two requirements have been fulfilled and the third one viz; High Dependency Ward will be set up soon for which an amount of Rs. 1.17 crore has been sanctioned. Principal GMC, Dr. Sunanda Raina, Registrar Academics, Dr. Yashpal Sharma, Medical Superintendent, Dr. Dara Singh, besides several HoDs, faculty members and Medical Superintendents of Associated hospitals were also present on the occasion.