Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development Social Welfare, Health & Medical Education, Asiea Naqash today convened a meeting to review Ancillary Medical Training (AMT) Schools of Kashmir division. The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education, Dr. Pawan Kotwal, Principal Government Medical College Srinagar, Dr Samia, Director Health Services, Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman, Principals of all AMT Schools of Kashmir division and other officials.
On the occasion, the Minister said the Government is making concerted efforts to strengthen the AMT/AMNT schools in the State with improved infrastructure and qualified staff.
She said that all the vacant seats at the paramedic institutions should be filled at an earliest for creating employment and quality education.
The Minister said that AMT/ANMT Schools are pioneer institutes for training the Ancillary Medical personnel and offering the basic and promotional educational programs.
Highlighting role of paramedical staff, Ms Aseia said paramedics work day and night to provide quality services to the patients and in this regard ensuring better training facilities to the paramedics is priority of the Government.
She directed the officials to take steps to streamline functioning of the paramedical institutes in the valley.
Ms Aseia urged upon the officials to create awareness about these schools so that with such programs students make optimum use of the innovative techniques and learn from the experiences of faculty.
The Minister also asked the concerned officials to introduce new courses in these institutions and asked them to make quality of education at par with private institutions.
Directing the officials to remove the impediments in employing ASHA workers, Ms Aseia said selection of health workers should be done on the basis of merit and experience.