Govt hospitals provide 95% healthcare facilities: Principal GMC

Govt hospitals provide 95% healthcare facilities: Principal GMC
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‘Need to be given special attention’

SRINAGAR: To review the functioning of Government Medical College (GMC), Srinagar and its associated hospitals, Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar held a meeting and also took suggestions from HoDs for the betterment of healthcare facility in the Valley.
The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, Principal GMC Srinagar, Dr Samia Rashid, Registrar Academics, GMC Srinagar, administrators of associated hospitals Srinagar, medical superintendents of associated hospitals, officials from JKMSCL, JKPCC, R&B and other concerned officers, an official release issued here read.
During the meeting, Dr Samia informed the advisor that 95% of the health care facilities in the Valley are provided by the government-run hospitals and which, according to her, need to be given special attention.
She also informed the advisor about the paucity of manpower including doctors and trained paramedics. The need for the creation of posts and the upgradation of various posts were also discussed.
Kumar listened to the issues raised by various HoDs and asked for their suggestions to overcome such issues in order to provide better health care to the people of Kashmir. The HoDs were directed to prepare the list of doables that could be executed in the next six months, it read further.
While directing JKPCC and R&B to complete all the ongoing construction works in a stipulated timeframe, Kumar assured that he would personally look into the issues that lead to the delay in execution of various projects.
With regards to the medical equipments damaged in 2014 floods, Kumar directed to call experts from AIIMS who could help and advise in the tendering out of machines, it added.