DC Sgr conducts late-night inspection of City hospitals
Oversees patient care facilities
SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, conducted a late-night inspection of various City hospitals during the intervening night of 12th and 13th December to oversee the healthcare facilities being extended to the patients.
The DC paid surprise visits to SMHS, JLNM, CHC Gousia Khanyar, and other Hospitals and checked the night duty roaster of Medical & Paramedical staff, heating arrangements, availability of drugs/ medicines at pharmacies, and functioning of laboratories/diagnostic units.
Meanwhile, a simultaneous inspection of SDH Hazratbal and PHC Zadibal was also done at the directions of the Deputy Commissioner by SDM East and SDM West respectively.
During the night inspection, the DC made a thorough round of various Units of the Hospitals including the Emergency Block, Surgical Wards, Cardiology Wards, Operation Theatre, Dialysis Unit, Orthopaedic Unit, Ayushman Bharat Help Desk, etc. He also oversaw the operationalization of Jan Aushadhi stores aimed at providing generic drugs to patients.
On the occasion, the DC interacted with the patients, attendants, Doctors, and the Para Medical staff on duty. He also took direct feedback from the patients regarding the available patient care facilities, besides the provision of medicines, meals, and other medical facilities to the patients and their attendants.
While interacting with the Doctors and Para-Medical staff on duty, the DC advised them to perform their duties with added zeal and passion to serve the public. He asked them to ensure the availability of Medical and Para-Medical staff strictly as per the devised roster so that patients do not face any difficulty.
The DC advised the Medical Superintendents and concerned CMOs to display the duty roaster conspicuously on the Hospital Information Board. He stressed adopting a caring and compassionate attitude toward the patients.
He also appreciated the Medical staff at various hospitals for working with dedication, especially during the night hours of the winter. He also told a few 24*7 Hospitals to utilize their full capacity and avoid unnecessary referrals which put a burden on the Tertiary care Health System.
The DC also passed instructions to the Hospital Administrations to maintain complete cleanliness and hygiene in and around the Hospital, besides proper heating and lighting facilities in the hospital.
During the inspection, the DC stressed on ensuring round the clock presence of doctors to ensure seamless medical care is provided to the patients.