Minister of State for Health and Medical Education, Asiea Naqash, today paid a visit to the District Hospital Budgam to assess the facilities available to patients there.
During the visit, the Minister interacted with the patients there and enquired about the facilities being provided to them at the hospital. She also inspected various sections of the health institutions and directed the hospital administration to prepare and submit a DPR regarding the requirements of the hospital within a week’s time.
She said that providing better health care facilities to the people is the endeavor of the Government and no cavalier and lackadaisical approach by any of the concerned will be tolerated.
The Minister also directed for better cleanliness and sanitation measures in and around the hospital premises. She said the issue of expansion of the hospital building and other infra would be considered on priority. She also said that request for a USG doctor in the hospital would also be looked into.
On the occasion, Asiea directed for avoiding unnecessary referrals from the hospital and maintaining the necessary ratio of IPD with OPD the hospital receives on daily basis.
The Minister said that the government is keen on uplifting and upgrading the status of healthcare in all the hospitals in the State, adding that all CMOs and MSs have been directed to prepare DPRs with regard to beautification of hospitals.