Jammu and Kashmir News
SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER, 29: Minister for Health and Medical Education, ARI and Trainings, Ch. Lal Singh today urged people to cooperate with government for better service delivery. He was addressing a gathering at District Hospital, Kulgam.
While taking a review of the hospital, the Minister said that there were many things to be done to improve the healthcare across the district.
“We have planned many things to improve the overall healthcare across the state. You have to cooperate and most importantly, you (people) need to have trust in our efforts,” he said adding that Hospitals should be the prime places for the better patient care and not platforms for making politics.
MLA Kulgam, Muhammad Yusuf Tarigami, Director Health Services, Kashmir, Dr Sumeer Mattoo, Mission Director NHM, Dr Mohan Singh, Medical Superintendent of DH Kulgam, other HODs and senior officers of the health department accompanied the Minister.
Taking a tour of the hospital, the Minister said Kulgam hospital will witness much positive change soon. He directed officials to maintain proper sanitation of the hospital and ensure hassle free treatment to patients. He also directed hospital authorities to make hospital services and health care easily available for the patients.
“In Jammu and Kashmir 99 percent people go to government hospitals for treatment and consultations. It is our prime responsibility to maintain high standards of healthcare in the state”, he said.
The Minister visited all the wards of the hospital and interacted with the doctors and paramedics. He also interacted with the people and gave a patient hearing to their grievances.
The doctors in the hospitals should exhibit discipline, he said adding that the name plates, proper dress code and proper sanitation in the hospitals must be a priority for the hospital administration.
The Minister said that the quality healthcare would be a priority for his department. “If people come to you, they need to be treated well. They should feel the difference,” he said.
Mr Singh said Government is putting all out efforts to further improve system by providing infrastructure and human resource to rural and urban areas of the state. He lauded the role of consolidated and contractual staff for their services in the hospital.
He directed the Medical Superintendent to conduct frequent rounds to check cleanliness in the wards and other sections of the hospital. He also warned the staff against unauthorized absence from duties.