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  • Reviews functioning of health institutions in Budgam


SRINAGAR: Minister for Agriculture, Mr. Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura has called for making the upgraded health institutions of district Budgam fully functional. He also called for adequate stocking of drugs and providing requisite equipment in these institutions. This was stated by the Minister at a meeting convened here today to review the healthcare facilities in Budgam.


The meeting took a holistic review of the stock position of drugs, staff-strength and other facilities being provided to the patients in existing District, Sub-District Hospitals, Primary Health Centres (PHCs), Community Health Centers, First Aid Medical Centres and other health institutions of the district.  Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Budgam, Block Medical Officers of the district and other officers of health department were present in the meeting.


The Minister directed the CMO Budgam to come up with a concrete proposal regarding the issues including requirement of ambulances, equipment and other facilities required for smooth functioning of health institutions of the district so that the matter could be taken up with the concerned quarters for release of funds. He also directed the CMO to conduct surprise inspection to the health institutions and ensure attendance of the medical and paramedical staff besides maintaining proper hygiene in and around these hospitals.


Detailed discussion was also held on construction of ongoing hospital buildings. It was given out that the construction work of PHC Sholipora and PHC Parispora is nearing completion. He took serious note of inordinate delay in completion of hospital buildings and directed the executing agencies to redouble their efforts and ensure completion of all such buildings in a stipulated time frame.

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  • Enquires about well-being of persons injured in Latti accident


JAMMU: Minister for Health and Medical Education, ARI and Trainings Ch Lal Singh today visited Government Medical College hospital here to enquire about the well-being of 52 passengers injured in a tragic road accident at Marothi near Latti in Chenani. Ch Lal Singh directed the hospital administration to provide best possible treatment to the injured to ensure their early recovery.


Director Health Services Jammu, Dr Baljeet Singh Pathania, Mission Director National Health Mission Dr Yash Pal Sharma, Director Health Services Kashmir Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman, Medical Superintendent GMC Dr Robinder Pal besides Chief Medical Officer accompanied the Minister. 

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  • Minister for regular monitoring of quality of medicines


KATHUA: Minister for Health and Medical Education and ARI and Trainings Ch Lal Singh today asked the JKPCC to gear up their men and machinery in completing the new additional block of Mahatma Gandhi Maternity and Children (MGMC) hospital at Kathua, adding that Government has released Rs 1.25 crore for the hospital building and Rs 25 crore for purchase of new equipments.  


The Minister was speaking at a function held here today. Ex-MLA Kanta Andotra, District Development Commissioner, Kathua Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary besides medicos and paramedics including locals in large numbers were present on the occasion.


Ch Lal Singh said that with the completion of the new additional block, the hospital will have 100-bedded capacity with the facilities of emergency block, OPD block, Operation Theatre, dispensary-cum-store, new born care unit, X-ray, ECG, Ultrasound, Inpatient Department, dressing,  injection, mortuary, doctor room, nurses room, laboratory, waiting, medical OPD room, immunization and counselling centre.


The Minister further informed that the commissioning of MGMC hospital will also ease the rush of patients in Government District Hospital Kathua. He said Government’s aim is to upgrade all the district hospitals and bring them at par with Government Medical Colleges with adequate staff, machinery and medicines so that the patients could get healthcare facilities at their doorstep.


Ch Lal Singh said Government is committed to provide all infrastructure-cum-best healthcare facilities to the people in every nook and corner of the State. He said there is no constraint of funds under health sector. The Minister asked the MGMC hospital Medical Superintendent to maintain log book of the hospital equipment with details like date of purchase so that new equipment is purchased as per requirement. He directed the medicos and paramedics to maintain dress code and cleanliness in and around the hospitals.    


Ch Lal Singh also asked to monitor the quality of medicines being sold at the medical shops inside the hospital premises. He said no inferior quality medicines will be allowed to be sold in these medical shops.


The Minister directed the CMOs and BMOs to pay regular visit to the health institutions under their jurisdiction and personally monitor the stock of medicines and facilities being provided to the patients. He asked them to also address the problems of the people with regard to healthcare. He also directed for examining the rates of admissions/treatment at private clinics and submit the report within a week.


Ch Lal Singh asked them to work with dedication and devotion for the welfare of the patients. He said that focus is being laid on strengthening the existing health institutions, particularly in far-off areas to ensure best possible medicare to the patients.