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Rs 26.25 cr earmarked for MGMC hospital Kathua: Lal Singh

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Minister for regular monitoring of quality of medicines

KATHUA, MAY 10: Minister for Health and Medical Education and ARI and Trainings Ch Lal Singh today asked the JKPCC to gear up their men and machinery in completing the new additional block of Mahatma Gandhi Maternity and Children (MGMC) hospital at Kathua, adding that Government has released Rs 1.25 crore for the hospital building and Rs 25 crore for purchase of new equipments.  

The Minister was speaking at a function held here today.

Ex-MLA Kanta Andotra, District Development Commissioner, Kathua Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary besides medicos and paramedics including locals in large numbers were present on the occasion.

Ch Lal Singh said that with the completion of the new additional block, the hospital will have 100-bedded capacity with the facilities of emergency block, OPD block, Operation Theatre, dispensary-cum-store, new born care unit, X-ray, ECG, Ultrasound, Inpatient Department, dressing,  injection, mortuary, doctor room, nurses room, laboratory, waiting, medical OPD room, immunization and counselling centre.

The Minister further informed that the commissioning of MGMC hospital will also ease the rush of patients in Government District Hospital Kathua. He said Government’s aim is to upgrade all the district hospitals and bring them at par with Government Medical Colleges with adequate staff, machinery and medicines so that the patients could get healthcare facilities at their doorstep.

Ch Lal Singh said Government is committed to provide all infrastructure-cum-best healthcare facilities to the people in every nook and corner of the State. He said there is no constraint of funds under health sector.

The Minister asked the MGMC hospital Medical Superintendent to maintain log book of the hospital equipment with details like date of purchase so that new equipment is purchased as per requirement. He directed the medicos and paramedics to maintain dress code and cleanliness in and around the hospitals.    

Ch Lal Singh also asked to monitor the quality of medicines being sold at the medical shops inside the hospital premises. He said no inferior quality medicines will be allowed to be sold in these medical shops.

The Minister directed the CMOs and BMOs to pay regular visit to the health institutions under their jurisdiction and personally monitor the stock of medicines and facilities being provided to the patients. He asked them to also address the problems of the people with regard to healthcare. He also directed for examining the rates of admissions/treatment at private clinics and submit the report within a week.

Ch Lal Singh asked them to work with dedication and devotion for the welfare of the patients. He said that focus is being laid on strengthening the existing health institutions, particularly in far-off areas to ensure best possible medicare to the patients.

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