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SRINAGAR: Fixed orthodontic treatment has been started at District Hospital Anantnag. Dento-facial Orthopedics (commonly known as Orthodontics) is an advanced oral health care procedure that deals primarily with malpositioned teeth and jaws, their diagnosis, prevention and correction. The services will be a boon for the young patients of South Kashmir who cannot afford the treatment in private sector as the treatment is too costly. Earlier the facility was only available at Government Dental College Srinagar. The service at District Hospital Anantnag is being rendered by Dental Unit of the hospital headed Dr Mudasir Khan (Consultant, Orthodontist). Anantnag hosptial is the third District Hospital in State to start fixed ortho treatment after JLNM & District Hospital Pulwama. 

Meanwhile Radio Visio Graphy (RVG) has been installed at Dental Section of District Hospital Pulwama which will help the doctors to upgrade conservative treatment services for the patients availing the services.  Dr. Saleem ur Rehman, Director General Health Services, Kashmir said the department is focused to upgrade Oral Health Services across Kashmir Division and in that context upgradation of all Dental Sections is going on as per the Oral Health Checklist already issued. He also stated the Directorate has framed a proposal policy of enhancing Dental Surgeon posts at health institutes which willl be submittedt to the Government shortly.  He further stressed that strict measures are being taken to curb quackery for better patient care.

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JAMMU: J&K State Dental Council in a communique sent today has said that the rampant spread of  illegal dental clinics & dental quackery needs to be put to an end as it has tarnished the Quality Oral Health Care Services. 

 

Dr Romesh Singh,President J&K State  Dental Council (JKSDC) said that the recently elected JK State Dental Council came into being after a long halt and the elected members have drafted a committed action plan to register all private dental clinics running across J&K and all illegal running dental clinics or dental shops will be sealed. 

 

Dr Bhupinder Singh ,Incharge Inspections said thay Task Forces have been constituted which shall visit all districts of the state to check the legitimacy of dental clinics and no iota of unprofessionalism will be acknowledged.In this context a sealing drive was initiated in Jammu and various illegal clinics were sealed. 

 

Dr Adil Malik Executive Member JKSDC while stating that all the dental surgeons and consultants who are running clinics in private to get their clinics registered  can approach any of the JKSDC office (Srinagar/Jammu).He further said that the online system of  registeration will be in place. Dr Ritesh Gupta,Registrar JKSDC said that strict action will be taken on illegal dental shops  and on any dental surgeons found involved in unethical or mal practice. 

 

Dr Mohamad Mushtaq Secretary JKSDC has said that the state is already witnessing increased prevalance of blood borne diseases and there is immense need to deliver quality oral health services to the common masses for which JKSDC assures to regulate the dental services across state.

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SRINAGAR: The 50th meeting of the Governing Body of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi (SMVD) Narayana Super-speciality Hospital Kakryal was held here under the Chairmanship of Advisor to Governor and Member Shrine Board, Finance and Audit Committee of the Hospital B. B. Vyas. The meeting was attended by Chief Executive Officer SMVD Shrine Board Dheeraj Gupta; Additional CEO Shrine Board Dr M. K. Kumar; Director, NVDSHPL Dr A Raghuvanshi; Senior Vice President Finance, NH A. Nagarajan; Chief Administrative Officer of the Hospital Dr (Brig) M. M. Harjai; Director Northern Region, NH Navneet Bali; Chief Engineer of the Board M. M. Gupta; and Facility Director of the Hospital Manu Ramachandar.

 

The governing body decided to take several decisions to further enhance the operational capabilities of the hospital for better patient care. The performance of the hospital during the past month was reviewed and remedial measures for lacunae, if any, were directed to be implemented. The Governing body noted with satisfaction the role and preparedness of the hospital in providing excellent medical care during recent natural disaster that took place at Siar Baba near Reasi where from 35 patients were brought to the hospital for treatment.

 

The governing body also expressed satisfaction over the progress in respect of hospital’s empanelment with ECHS, CGHS (for cashless treatment), etc. In addition, providing 15% discount to the employees of the Fire & Emergency Services on the same lines as is being provided to the J&K Police Personnel was also approved. The Governing Body also had a detailed discussion on the feedback of patients and their attendants and stressed that prompt action be taken on each and every suggestion for continuously improving the delivery systems of the hospital. In particular, it was desired to take effective steps for reducing the processing time relating billing etc.

 

The meeting also reviewed the status of availability of doctors at the Hospital and desired that any deficiencies in this regard be augmented by engagement of senior doctors/arranging visits of senior doctors from other Hospitals of NH group. The meeting also advised the Hospital management to establish an effective and advance contact with the prospective beneficiaries prior to the Hospital’s empanelment with various agencies, besides the progress in respect of commencement of the Hospital’s ‘Organ Transplant’ programme was also reviewed. The Governing body directed the Hospital management to ensure making the appointment for PET CT facilities as also the delivery of various diagnostic reports online, for the facility of patients.