Health minister inaugurates state’s first model labour room

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SRINAGAR: Minsiter for Health & Medical Education Dr Divender Kumar Manyal on Monday inaugurated state’s first of its kind model labour room at Kashmir Skills & Simulation Centre (KSSC), Regional Institute of Health & Family Welfare (RIHFW), Dhobiwan in presence of Director General Health Services Kashmir Dr Saleem ur Rehman, Mission Director NHM Dr Yashpal Sharma and OSD to Health Minister Ranjeet Singh.
A statement issued by DHSK said the model labour room is a visual representation of an ideal contemporary delivery setting for the health provider so that this practice can be replicated in all the peripheral health institutions in terms of facilities, ambiance, equipment, drugs and consumables as well as patient centric utilities. As the government is committed to enhance the maternal and child health outcomes this facility will act as a catalyst in improving the labour rooms across state, it said.
The minister also inaugurated modern high altitude medical emergency training lab which has been upgraded by adding modules on ventilatory support. The lab with such facilities will enhance the capabilities of doctors and paramedics serving at high altitude sites during Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra by training them in recognising clinical events in medical emergencies pertaining to high altitude as well as training them in using modern life saving equipments.
The Director General Health Services Kashmir apprised the minister about the establishment, functioning and impact of KSSC in health care delivery system across Kashmir Division.
The minister inspected all the high end simulation labs of the the institute and appreciated the efforts of Dr Saleem ur Rehman and his team in establishing first of its kind simulation lab under public sector across country. He stressed upon the Director General and his team in sustaining the efforts and also replicating the module of trainings across state.
The minister also appreciated the work of Principal KSSC, RIHFW, trainers and the staff in implementing the simulation based training programmes.

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