Srinagar: Minister of State for Health and Medical Education, Asiea Naqash yesterday evening visited Lal Ded (LD) hospital to review the facilities being provided to patients there.
The Minister went around the hospital premises to inspect the patient-care facilities like drug supply, blood facilities, electricity back-up etc and the condition of sanitation in and around the hospital.
The concerned Medical Superintendent while briefing the Minister said that the hospital administration engages men & machinery round-the-clock basis for better sanitation. She stressed the need for proper cleanliness in and around the hospital.
Due to drop in temperatures during night, Minister directed concerned officials to provide adequate heating arrangements in the hospital round the clock.
Asiea interacted with the patients and enquired about the facilities being provided to them by the hospital authorities.
The Minister impressed upon the hospital administrations and doctors to work with dedication to serve the patients in a professional manner.
On the occasion, officers informed the Minister that work on the L D Sarai (Shelter Home for Attendants) being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 7.16 crore is currently under execution. She was further informed that the building has 60 rooms and will fulfill a long-pending demand of attendants for shelter.
She reiterated the Government’s resolve to provide better healthcare facilities to the people so that common people don’t suffer for want of better Medicare facilities.
Principal, Government Medical College, Medical Superintendent LD Hospital and other concerned officers were accompanied with the visiting dignitary.