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  • New contractual policy in H&MED soon

 

JAMMU: Minister for Health and Medical Education, ARI and Trainings Ch Lal Singh today said the Government is planning to dismiss from service all the willful absentee doctors of Health and Medical Education who are not present on their place of postings from last so many years and performing their duties out of the State in private hospitals. The Minister was speaking at a function held at Kachi Chawni, here this evening.

 

MLA Doda Mr. Shakti Parihar, MLA Bhaderwah Mr. Daleep Parihar besides officers of Health and Medical Education Department and people in large numbers were present on the occasion.  Ch Lal Singh said that the Government has framed a new contractual policy for recruitment of doctors on contractual basis in Government Medical Colleges, District Hospitals, Sub-District Hospitals, Primary Health Centres, Community Health Centres and other health institutions. He informed that the contractual appointments will be made under Government norms.

 

The Minister appealed the people to avoid admission in private clinics and get treatment of their patients in Government hospitals. He said Government is committed to provide best possible healthcare facilities including medicines from the hospitals. He asked the medical fraternity to focus more on serving in the public hospitals and refrain from the private practice.

 

Later, several deputations of Doda, Rajouri, Budhal and Mahanpur and Poonch and met the Minister and put forth their demands before him. Ch Lal Singh gave patient hearing to them and solved most of projected problems on-the-spot and referred others to the concerned departments for early redressal. The Minister said that Government is fully aware of people’s problems and is making all out efforts to solve in a phased manner.

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BIDDA (REASI): More than 100 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel today donated blood at a blood donation camp here. Commandant Randeep Sharma 126 Battalion was among the senior officers who donated blood in the camp organized at the headquarters of 126 battalion, on its raising day, at the Battalian Headquarter Bidda, Reasi.

 

Sharma said the camp was organized as a part of the commitment made by the Force to provide blood to Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) Jammu to cope up with the shortage of blood. More than 117 members of CRPF, including senior officers, participated in the camp. He also said that CRPF is always committed to its social responsibility and more blood donation camps would be organized in future also. The IRCS team was led by Naveent Kaur, Director, IRCS, Jammu and ably supported by volunteers. Later, a plantation drive was also held by the officers and jawans of the unit.

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  • 171st  State Managing Committee Meeting of Red Cross held

 

 

JAMMU: Governor, Mr .N.N Vohra, President of the Indian Red Cross Society, J&K, observed that organizations like Red Cross Society, which carry the important responsibility of alleviating human sufferings and protecting lives, should be provided strong support. He stressed the need to organize continuing programmes and participative events for resource mobilization as well as for disseminating the objectives of Red Cross. The Governor was chairing the 171st State Managing Committee Meeting of the Indian Red Cross Society, J&K State Branch, which was held here at the Raj Bhavan, today.

 

The Governor stressed the need to enlarge and strengthen the corpus of trained Red Cross volunteers with a focus on both quality and quantity. He advised Ms. Roma Wani, Honorary General Secretary, IRCS, J&K State Branch, to devise a well thought out annual calendar of training programmes for organizing sustained activities at the District, Regional and the State levels and to impart varied kinds of training to the volunteers.

 

Choudhary Lal Singh, Minister for Health, assured full support to the State Red Cross Society and suggested that integrated camps should be organized collectively by the National Rural Health Mission and the Red Cross Society. The Health Minister also assured help to the Red Cross Society for securing larger quantities of quality medicines for distribution and sale under the Jan Aushadi Programme.

 

The Committee reviewed the construction progress of the Red Cross Complex in Srinagar, issue of licenses for establishing Jan Aushadhi Drug Stores, establishment of Blood Banks etc. The Committee was informed by Ms. Wani that since December 2014, three new Jan Aushadhi Stores had been opened at GMC, Jammu; SMGS, Jammu; and District Hospital, Ramban.    

 

Among those present were Mr. Mohammad Iqbal Khanday, Chief Secretary; Mr. P.K Tripathi, Principal Secretary to the Governor; Dr. S.P Vaid, ADGP, Hqrs; Maj. Gen. N. Srinath; Dr. Pawan Kotwal, Divisional Commissioner Jammu; Mr. Rohit Kansal, Commissioner PW (R&B) Department; Mr. Shantmanu, Commissioner Health & Medical Education; Mr. Sanjeev Verma, Secretary, Social Welfare Department; Dr. Nusrat Andrabi, Ms. Seema Khajuria, Mr. Y.V Sharma, Mr. A.M. Mir, Prof. Mohd. Abdullah Charoo, Mr. Prem Gupta, Members of the State Managing Committee and Deputy Commissioners of Jammu, Samba, Kishtwar, Leh, Kathua, Reasi; Kargil, Pulwama, Kupwara, Rajouri, Doda, Poonch, Ganderbal.