‘Health centres to have own buildings’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Dec 27: The Government has formulated a comprehensive plan to construct new hospital buildings for accommodating health centres functioning in rented structures in a phased manner, the minister for Minister for Health, Horticulture & Floriculture, Sham Lal Sharma said today.
After laying the foundation stone of Primary Health Centre building at Mishriwala, he said there was no dearth of funds in this regard and asked the officers to make judicious use of resources.
He said all the institution heads had been asked to curb the practice of referring the patients with minor ailments to Tertiary Care Centres and only critical cases would be referred to such hospitals for specialized treatment. “The concerned doctors have to record the specific reasons while referring the patients.”
He said various steps had been initiated by the Government for the benefits of poor people and senior citizens. He said people living below poverty line and senior citizens were provided free medical treatment including clinical tests, medicines and ambulance services in all the Government hospitals. He said that adequate funds had been placed at the disposal of Chief Medical Officers and heads of the institutions to meet urgency arising out of any contingency.
Sham said that professional audit launched by the Government in the Health Department had shown substantial improvement in the healthcare and work culture.
Describing health and education as core areas, he said focused attention was being accorded to upgrade the existing infrastructure of these two sectors.
Member Parliament, Madan Lal Sharma said the coalition would fulfill the peoples’ aspirations in letter and spirit.
He said possibilities would be explored to accord Notified Area status to the Mishriwala, keeping in view the volume of population.
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