Omar sanctions 11 CT Scans for hospitals
Releases Rs 58 cr for nursing schools, gadgets
Srinagar, Oct 19: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah today sanctioned 11 CT Scan machines for the health institutions in the state and underlined the importance of equipping hospitals with modern gadgets to ensure quality treatment to the patients.
The machines will boost the diagnostic facilities in the hospitals, he said. Omar advised the concerned departments to ensure implementation of transparent transfer policy framed by the government. He also directed for changing nomenclature of grading doctors in A and B-category, advising them to make the grading of doctors on the basis of specialty and seniority accordingly.
Chairing a meeting to review the performance under National Rural Health Mission, Omar also sanctioned State share of about Rs. 16 crores for opening of Nursing Schools in the State. He also approved release of Rs. 27.16 crores for various programmes of NRHM.
Omar emphasized the need of reaching out to the people in rural areas for best possible healthcare and equipping the hospitals and health centers with latest appliances.
“Along with equipment, the necessity of manning the health institutions by specialists, physicians, gynaecologists, etc. and adequate paramedics is of paramount importance”, he said and directed for strict adherence to the transfer policy put in place in the health department.
Health Minister, Sham Lal Sharma said MoU was being signed for opening up of Nursing Schools in J&K on 80:20 ratio to be shared by the Center and State Governments. He said steps were afoot to set up a separate Directorate of Procurement and Supplies so that medicines could be supplied to the patients on reduced prices.
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