With a view to take appraisal of healthcare facilities available for the patients, Advisor to the Governor, K Vijay Kumar today paid an extensive visit to SMGS Hospital along with the senior officials from the health department.
Principal Secretary Health Atal Dulloo, Principal Medical College Jammu Dr Sunanda Raina, Administrator Associated Hospitals Jammu Smita Sethi, MD NHM Bhupinder Kumar, Medical Superintendent SMGS, doctors and other senior officers of Health Department were present at the hospital during the visit.
The Advisor took round of various units including Labor Rooms, Recovery Wards, Critical Care Unit, PICU, NICU and other wards in the hospital. He was briefed by the Medical Superintendent of the hospital about the healthcare facilities and available infrastructure including necessary life-saving equipment and other machinery required for treatment.
During the visit, hospital management and other concerned officers also discussed the hospital infrastructure development plan so as to deal with the increasing number of patient’s inflow. The Advisor asked the MD NHM to take up the works which can be funded through their programme for the overall development of the hospital.
He also discussed in detail various issues need to be addressed immediately ensuring best healthcare facilities to the patients coming to the hospital for the treatment. Directing the hospital management for putting in sincere efforts to create patient friendly atmosphere, the Advisor said that every patient coming to the hospital should be given best possible medical treatment. He asked to resolve all the issues hampering smooth functioning of the hospital at the earliest.
While visiting the various units at the hospital, he was briefed by the concerned unit in-charge about its functioning and facilities available there. At the Critical Care Unit, the Advisor was apprised of the availability of life saving machinery along with the concerned doctors and other staff. He asked to make the unit fully functional at the earliest.
Existing strength of doctors and para-medical staff deputed at the hospital was also discussed. It was informed that the issue of shortage of human resource would be resolved soon and adequate arrangements would be made in this regard.