Minister of State for Health and Medical Education, Social Welfare, Housing & Urban Development, Asiea Naqash Wednesday convened a meeting to review the functioning of tertiary care hospitals in Kashmir.
In order to provide better health care facilities to the people, Ms Naqash said that there is need to strengthen the emergency services, sanitation and security system in tertiary care hospitals.
Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education, Dr. Pawan Kotwal, Principal Government Medical College, Dr Samia Rashid, Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr. Saleem-ur-Rehman and Medical Superintendents of the Associated Hospitals attended the meeting.
During the meeting Issues related to Emergency Care Units, Sanitation, Security Up-gradation of ICUs and Super Specialty Hospital Shireen Bagh were discussed.
Procurement and availability of drugs, basic facilities in hospitals, fire fighting mechanism and availability of funds under different schemes were also discussed in detail during the meeting.
The Minister directed the HoDs of all medical institutions to submit DPRs of the works to be taken up in the hospitals, till the end of this month so that healthcare facilities are improved.
For maintaining proper hygiene in the hospitals, the Minister directed the concerned authorities to ensure better sanitation measure in and around the health institutes. She also said that the washrooms should be renovated in all the hospitals and should be cleaned on regular basis.
The Minister asked the officials to implement all the decisions in letter and spirit and asked them to personally monitor the health projects to ensure their timely completion.
The meeting was informed about the need to increase manpower in the hospitals for providing hassle free facilities to the patients.