Jammu and Kashmir News
JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 16-Minister for Health and Medical Education, ARI and Trainings Choudhary Lal Singh today said that the government has taken all measures to conduct the exams for the paramedic courses in a systematic and regular basis to end the uncertainty which the students pursuing these courses were facing earlier.
“The process has already been started and henceforth the exams for General Nursing, Ophthalmic Assistant, Lab technicians, X-Ray technician, GNM, Dental Assistant, all other paramedic courses will be taken on the pattern of board exams, which include annual and biannual examinations”, health Minister assured.
The Minister was addressing a large gathering of faculty members, Principals and Staff of private paramedical institutes of Jammu region after handing over them marks sheets of the students who appeared in last exams conducted by State Paramedical Council.
He asked the administrators/owners of the different paramedical schools to maintain the prescribed standards in teaching and training the students adding laxity on this account can invite strict action. He directed the designated authorities to conduct surprise inspections of these schools and take strict action if any institute is found lacking in the standards.
Listing the reformative measures taken by the government to streamline and regulate the functioning of these institutes, Choudhary Lal Singh said that there will be a centralized system of admission for all government and private paramedical schools/colleges in the State.
The Minister directed paramedical staff to work with dedication and ensure best medical facilities to the people. He said it is prime duty of every officer and official of the Health and Medical Education department to be responsive and prompt towards patient care.
Choudhary Lal Singh cautioned that no laxity or carelessness will be accepted as for as patient care is concerned. He instructed for discouraging the unnecessary referrals from rural hospitals to city hospitals to avoid crowds. He called for equipping the district as well as rural areas hospitals properly to attend all types of patients except of serious nature which require specialized treatment in the city centers. “The concerned doctors will have to give the reason for referring the particular patient to the higher institutions”, he ordered.