Govt. committed to ensure improved medicare facilities across the State: Lal Singh

Inspects on-going construction work of emergency block of DH Kathua

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 14- Minister for Health and Medical Education, Ch. Lal Singh today inspected the ongoing construction work of Emergency block and other sections of District Hospital Kathua.

Director Health Services, Baljeet Singh Pathania, Chief Medical Officer Kathua, Dr Basant Kumar Sharma, Medical Superintendent, Dr Anoop Manhas accompanied the Minister.

While reviewing the services in the hospital, the Minister directed the concerned to devise an effective mechanism to deal with rush of patients in the hospital. He said that J&K State was adjudged best managed state at national level in the latest survey conducted by the India Today Group for providing health care services to the patients and the tempo needs to be maintained in future as well, the Minister observed.

Later, a deputation of Basohli met the Minister and put-forth a charter of demands. He gave patient hearing to the deputation and assured to address their problems in a shortest possible time.

Choudhary Lal Singh said that CHC Basohli will be developed as Model Hospital with all modern healthcare facilities, besides provision of OPD from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m on working days with the provision of specialities of Gynaecology, Surgery and general physicians. He also informed that two ventilators, two additional operation theatres, digital X-ray machine, CT Scan machine and blood bank will be provided soon in CHC Basohli.  He said that possibilities would be explored to establish an institute for training of para-medics in tehsil Basohli soon.

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