Govt contemplates opening new dental colleges: Lal Singh

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Stresses on coordinated efforts to fulfill the aspirations of the people

JAMMU: Minister for Health and Medical Education, ARI and Trainings Ch. Lal Singh today said that government is making all out efforts to upgrade the Primary and tertiary health care centres with adequate infrastructure to provide better health care services to the people. He also informed that government is contemplating to open five new dental colleges in the state.

The Minister said this while interacting with a deputation of dental Surgeons, here this evening.

Senior Officers of Health department were also present on the occasion.

Ch. Lal Singh said that a proposal to introduce MDS Courses in Dental College Jammu is also in the pipeline to facilitate the dental graduates, adding that steps will also be taken to enhance the sanctioned posts of dental surgeons

Ch. Lal Singh said that government is committed to improve the health care system in the state and priority will be given to improve the infrastructure and other facilities in the tertiary health care units for the benefit of the rural masses.

The Minister directed the concerned officers to ensure sanitation in the hospital and take adequate measures for disposal of the biomedical waste. He said that medicos and paramedicos should adhere to the dress code and ensure best medicare is provided to the patients.

Ch Lal Singh stressed on coordinated efforts at all levels to improve the functioning of the Department. “Team work and discipline are vital to strengthen the organisation for fulfilling the duties entrusted upon”, the minister maintained. He said strenuous efforts should be made to meet the aspirations of the people.