SRINAGAR: To have first-hand appraisal of the developmental scenario and SKIMS functioning, Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam on Saturday conducted an extensive tour of SKIMS. He was received by Director SKIMS/EOSG Dr Omar Javed Shah.
The chief secretary reviewed the functioning and infrastructure at SKIMS. Besides detailed interaction with all HODs of SKIMS, he had an on-spot visit of various projects like State Cancer Institute, OPD block, Medical & Surgical Emergency, Library block, STP and adjoining areas. He directed that all the projects be completed in time to facilitate necessary facilities for poor patients, a handout read.
Director SKIMS Dr Omar Javed Shah gave a comprehensive overview of the ongoing development projects and detailed functioning of SKIMS through a presentation at new boardroom in presence of HODs and other officers of SKIMS.
B V R Subrahmanyam assured full cooperation and availability of sufficient funds against deficiencies and demands projected by HODs during their interaction. He urged the director to make a comprehensive proposal of various issues pertaining to manpower, space, equipments and drugs. He stressed on research through external funding and focus on tertiary care. He also desired that “autonomy of the institute which has a glorious past should be retained”, it added.