Minister for Health and Medical Education, ARI and Trainings, Ch Lal Singh today paid surprise visit to the Directorate of Health Services (DHS) Jammu and inspected various sections including provincial drug store, Tuberculosis drug supply store, Leprosy section, Establishment section, Epidemiologist section, Malaria section, Entomological section, NCD Cell and Medical Fitness and Death Record Section.
The Minister took a serious note of storing newly purchased furniture like operation theatre trolleys, dressing stools, steel benches, patient beds, bedside lockers, foot-support steps, stretcher trolley on the roof of the building resulting in its damage due to rains. He imposed on-the-spot fine of Rs 20,000 on Medical Officer Stores (MO) and Rs 2000 on Storekeeper for dereliction of their duties.
Ch Lal Singh also imposed fine of Rs 500 each on six officials of Directorate of Health Services Jammu who were without identity cards and Rs 5000 on Chief Medical Officer of DHS Jammu for not asking the staff members to display their identity cards during duty hours. He asked the employees to display their identity cards properly and maintain proper dress code and cleanliness in the offices.
Director Health Services Dr Baljeet Singh Pathania, Director Family Welfare Dr Baldev Raj Sharma, Mission Director NHM Dr.Yash Pal Sharma, Project Director AIDS Control Society Dr Mohan Singh, Store Tuberculosis Officer Dr Ajay Kumar Gupta, Deputy Director Dr Gurjeet Singh besides other senior officers of Medical and Health Departments accompanied the Minister.
Ch Lal Singh directed the Director Health Services to immediately supply the hospital furniture to the health institutions of Jammu province located in far-off areas. He directed the DHS to write off all the unserviceable stocked goods within 10 days under proper norms.
The Minister asked the Director Health Services to properly check expiry date of drugs, disposal syringes and other goods before the supply of drugs to the hospitals so that people do not face any inconvenience. He directed the DHS not to purchase any medicines since the available stock of medicines has not been supplied to the health institutions as per the requirements.
Later, Ch Lal Singh also distributed long pending J&K State Medical Faculty Diplomas to the students of 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 batches who passed their FMPHW, MMPHW, Medical Assistant, X-Ray Assistant, Dental Assistant, Sub-Inspector and Dental Hygiene courses.