Union MoS Health & Family Welfare examines the healthcare sector at J&K

SRINAGAR, JUNE 21: The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar today chaired a meeting at SKICC here to review the progress of the health sector and the medical education in Jammu and Kashmir.

The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary for Health and Medical Education, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, SKIMS Director, Dr. Parvaiz Ahmad Koul, AIIMS Jammu Director, Dr. Shakti Gupta, NHM Director, Dr. Sachin Mittal, MD NHM J&K, Yasin M Choudhary, Directors of GMCs. , Director of Health Services of Kashmir, Chief Medical Officers of various Districts and other officers.

While reviewing the physical and financial progress of the AIIMS twin in Jammu and Kashmir, the MoS urged the officers to work dedicatedly to ensure that the projects are completed on schedule.

She ordered the officers to hold regular meetings and iron out any difficulties.

She said that the government is working on a mission mode to further strengthen the health infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir and many initiatives are being taken in this regard.

She assured the concerned officers that all support will be provided by the Union government and urged them to work in a cooperative manner to better serve the people.

Director AIIMS Jammu and Deputy Director AIIMS Kashmir made a detailed presentation on the progress of the work of their respective institutes and also highlighted some issues.

While reviewing the arrangements for Yatra 2022, the MoS has instructed the officers concerned to provide quality health care to pilgrims coming for the Amarnath Yatra 2022.

She ordered the officers to put in place all the arrangements before the start of Yatra, including the issue of manpower, logistics and other high-tech equipment in place. She further ordered those concerned to ensure the availability of portable and non-portable oxygen in all health centers established along the road.

It was reiterated that pilgrims should be facilitated at all levels for a transparent and hassle-free Yatra.

The Principal Secretary for Health and Medical Education, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi briefed the MoS on the health sector and the arrangements that have been put in place for the Amarnath Yatra 2022.

Regarding the arrangements for Yatra 2022, he said that all the arrangements have been put in place to ensure that quality health care is made available to the devotees.

He said that regular meetings are held in this regard to fill the gaps.

He also informed that the work on various projects is going smoothly and necessary steps are being taken to ensure that all the projects are completed within the established time frame.

MD NHM also made a detailed presentation on the status of health indicators and existing health facilities in Jammu & Kashmir and said that UT Jammu & Kashmir has moved from performers to forerunners.

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