Ch Lal Singh asked CMOs and BMOs to regularly carry out visits to health institutions especially in rural and far-off areas and submit weekly report to the higher authorities. He also directed them to submit list of vacancies available in hospitals under their charge within a week so that these posts are referred to the Public Service Commission and Service Selections Board for early recruitment.
The Minister directed medicos and paramedics to remain present within the jurisdiction of 13 km from the hospital so that their services could be utilized in case of any medical emergency. He also informed that Government has also provided residential quarter facility to the doctors and paramedical staff in the newly constructed hospital buildings for their convenience.
During the meeting Director Health Services and Mission Director NHM gave detailed overview of the functioning of health sector in Jammu division through power-point presentations. They also put forth various suggestions for improving the overall healthcare setup.