Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat Monday paid a surprise visit to G.B. Pant Hospital here and took stock of the Medicare and other related facilities available for the patients.
The Minister took a round of wards, laboratory and other diagnostic units and received detailed feedback about the flow of patients, availability of medicines, manpower, status of diagnostic gadgets, sanitation, ambulatory service and parking facilities in the hospital. He also interacted with the visitors, attendants and enquired about the facilities available there.
While expressing satisfaction with the services in the hospital, the Minister called upon the hospital administration, doctors and para-medical staff to put in extra efforts to provide best services to the patients. He said people have high expectations from the doctors and paramedics, and they must fulfil these with missionary spirit and medical ethics.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that present BJP-PDP Government headed by Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti is committed to providing best medicare services to the people across the State, for which all necessary steps for up-gradation of health infrastructure have been taken during the past three years. He said that serious efforts are being made to fill all the vacant posts in all health institutions and concerned recruitment agencies have been directed to make the selection for all the referred posts on a fast-track basis. To ensure supply of quality drugs and diagnostic equipment to all the hospitals, the Government has appropriately strengthened the J&K Medical Supplies Corporation Limited. He said all concerned heads of institutions have been asked to put in their timely requirements to the Corporation to avoid any hardship.
Director Health Services, Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman also accompanied the Minister.