LEH: With an aim to improve the health facility in Leh district mainly in rural areas, the Executive Councilor Health, Gyal P Wangyal Wednesday visited various medical health centres that include Primary Health Centre (PHC) Sakti, PHC Chuchot, PHC Bazgo, PHC Saspol and PHC Temisgam.
At these centres, Wangyal Health took first-hand information ranging from infrastructure, staff strength and availability of medicines and equipment.
Interacting with the Doctors and paramedical staff at various places, Wangyal said that the Council is very serious about strengthening all the medical centres functioning in rural areas with good infrastructure, sufficient medical staff and medicines so that people living in far-off areas could get quality health service at their doorsteps.
He urged upon the doctors and paramedic staff to become more updated with latest medical knowledge and practices and ensure punctuality in their duties. He said that Council would emphasize on holding more and more refresher training courses at different levels so that the capability of medical staff would further improve.
EC Health said that Health Department Leh is presently implementing upon a transparent transfer policy that was devised by late CEC Dr. Sonam DawaLonpo, adding that this transfer policy would be continued keeping in mind it’s perspective of unbiased posting for all.
At PHC Sakti few points put forth before the EC that included construction of staff quarter, ground levelling and early completion of the access ramp. EC Wangyal on spot directed AEE Shamim to complete the ground levelling and the ramps of the hospital at the earliest. He assured to provide an ambulance for PHC Sakti.
At PHC Chushot, Medical Officer Dr. Amrin Tabassum briefed the EC Health about the functioning of the hospital and also demanded for the early creation of toilets, water facility inside the hospital, staff quarter, internet facility and Chowkidar shade.
At PHC Bazgo, the need of drinking water facility, a 3-phase power line for the heating system and an additional room for the staff at night duty was demanded.
During his inspection of PHC Saspol, the need of 3-phase power line for heating was also demanded. Besides, treatment for a roof of the new hospital building and renovation of the old building was also brought into the notice of EC Health. At PHC Temisgam, Councilor TemisgamTsering Morup put forth issues and demands of PHC which include posting of doctors and Medical Officer at the PHC, filling the vacancies Staff Nurse who were recently transferred, repair of staff Quarter, functional of bathrooms and treatment for roof of the hospital and three-phase power line for the PHC.
BMO Leh Diskit Dolma and BMO Khaltsi Jamila Bano also accompanied the EC Health during his tour.