Assembly Speaker asks doctors to prescribe only generic medicines 

Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly and Chairman, Rogi Kalyan Samiti (RKS) Kavinder Gupta today asked the doctors to prescribe only generic medicines to patients, which are available at affordable rates.

He further asked to the medicos to issue medicines to the poor patients available in the hospital stocks so that they are no forced to spend hefty amount to get these from the market.

The Speaker issued these instructions while chairing Rogi Kalyan Samiti meeting here at Government Rajiv Gandhi Hospital and LRPU, Gangyal here.Chief Medical Officer, Jammu and Vice Chairman, RKS Dr. Robinder Khajuria, Medical Superintendent, Rajiv Gandhi Hospital Dr. Poonam Mahajan,  senior leader Baldev Singh Billowria and other members of the Samiti attended in the meeting.

The Medical Superintendent of the hospital apprised the Samiti members about the performance and financial achievements of the hospital in the month of April. She informed that during April month 3,108 patients were treated and 625 Laboratory tests were conducted by the hospital.The Speaker also reviewed the expenditure and revenue generated by the hospital in the first quarter. He was informed that various quality improvement measures have been taken by the hospital management to improve patient care.

Expressing satisfaction over the achievements made by the hospital, the Speaker hoped that the doctors and paramedical staff will render their duties selflessly to serve the common masses. He stressed that the hospital staff must ensure that the government welfare programmes are implemented effectively so that the downtrodden sections of the society get the treatment at par with other citizen.

In the meeting, the doctors projected their concerns related to shortage of staff in the hospital, need for single window system for collection of revenue, requirement of laboratory items, X-ray films, transformer and generator for the smooth functioning of the hospital.

After listening to their demands, the Speaker said that a 25 KW genset would be provided to the hospital from his CDF and asked for making provision for rehabilitation of leprosy patient admitted in the hospital as part of the rehabilitation drive.



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