Secy H&ME inspects GMC Bla, reviews facilities, infrastructure at Handwara
Asks officers to ensure efficient healthcare services, quality Medical Education
BARAMULLA: Secretary Health and Medical Education (H&ME), Bhupinder Kumar, accompanied by senior functionaries today paid a visit to Baramulla to assess the functioning of the Government Medical College of the district.
The visit was also aimed at getting a first-hand appraisal of the status of construction works currently undergoing in the college.
Secretary undertook a detailed inspection of different blocks of the college wherein he was briefed about the current position of several works by the Principal of the college, Dr Ruby Reshi. She gave a detailed account of the academic functioning besides presenting a brief sketch with regard to the health and patient care services.
After conducting a holistic inspection, Bhupinder Kumar asked the concerned agencies to ramp up the execution of construction works for timely completion. He stressed upon the concerned to mobilize all the available resources besides ensuring that all quality parameters are maintained at all levels.
Secretary further directed the concerned authorities to ensure that qualitative and efficient healthcare services are provided to the patients. He also emphasized maintaining the quality of medical education being imparted to the students pursuing medical and para-medical courses.
Meanwhile, Secretary Health and Medical Education, Bhupinder Kumar, visited Kupwara to review the status of medical facilities and infrastructure development in the district.
Deputy Commissioner, Kupwara, Doifode Sagar Dattatray besides Director Coordination, Dr. Yash Pal, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Handwara Nazir Ahmad Mir, Chairman MC, Handwara, Masroor Banday, Chief Medical Officer Kupwara, and other concerned officers accompanied the Secretary.
During the visit, Secretary inspected various ongoing construction works on Rs. 84 crore 200 bedded District Hospital at Handwara. He inspected entry points of the hospital, Operation Theatres, MRI room, Laboratories, USG, ECG, Labour room, and other wards. He was informed that Rs.46 crore have been incurred on the execution of the hospital, so far.
Secretary also visited functional District Hospital Handwara and inspected various wards including the medical store, registration section, mental therapy section, and other facilities.
He directed the executing agencies to speed up the execution of the building ensuring completion within the shortest possible time.
Secretary visited the site of Medical College at Chougol Handwara where he was informed that 251 kanal land has already been demarcated. He inspected the site plan of the Medical College to be raised with an approved cost of Rs 255 crore and asked for the construction of 4 lanes approaching the road with a green patch in center. He also inspected a makeshift plan for Medical College.
Later, Secretary while talking to the media said that the aim of his visit was to review the health facilities in the district. He said medical facilities are improving in the district and the District Hospital is near completion which will get additional doctors and paramedics.
Regarding Medical College, Secretary said that the College will start functioning next year which will boost the overall health scenario of the district.
Secretary visited various places including Biotech Park Handwara, Degree College Handwara, and Kargama to assess the makeshift arrangement for accommodation of Medical College Handwara.