We are building a strong well-developed public health care system: LG
Inaugurates upgraded facility at paediatric cancer ward & children’s play area at SMGS Hospital
Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today inaugurated the upgraded facility at paediatric cancer ward & children’s play area at SMGS Hospital, Jammu.
The Lt Governor observed that Sparkle Women Club is a living example of how selfless service can make a real contribution, a profound difference in our society. Those who choose to serve the disadvantaged unconditionally are doing greater service to humanity, the Lt Governor said.
The transformation of the paediatirc cancer ward has been made possible by the Sparkle Women Club, a voluntary organization dedicated to public service, he added.
The Lt Governor said, “We are building a strong well-developed public health care system that aims to ensure the highest possible level of health and well-being of people”.
He appealed for the active participation of communities and healthcare workers in prevention efforts amid fears of third Covid wave.
The Lt Governor underlined that the biggest example of selfless service can be witnessed across the hospitals.
“In the last 20 months, we have seen countless true heroes, hidden behind PPE kits and masks. They risked their own lives to save others”, he added.
“Our doctors, nurses, para-medical staff, ambulance drivers, ASHA, Anganwadi workers, sanitation and other front line workers courageously fought against two waves of covid pandemic and continue to do so. I salute their spirit of selfless service”, said the Lt Governor.
The Lt Governor observed that the last seven and half years have witnessed a revolution in the health sector of J&K which was never seen in the last 7 decades. The increased funding for the health sector of the UT has resulted in substantial improvement in J&K’s health ranking, he added.
The Lt Governor emphasized the role of civil society members in the vaccination drive for 15 to 18 years age group commencing January 03, 2022, and booster dose for health care workers from January 10, 2022 as announced by Hon’ble Prime Minister in his address to the nation.
The Lt Governor also urged the NGOs and volunteers engaged in community service to come forward and complement the government’s efforts in the fight against the drug menace.
Earlier, the Lt Governor took a round of various wards of the hospital and also interacted with the children.