Omar for concrete deliverables to upgrade health sector
Task Force On Health Reforms Meets
Srinagar, July 12: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday asked the Task Force on health reforms to concretize its recommendations for upgradation of health and medical education sector in the State.
“I want concrete deliverables from you so that government would act accordingly to achieve desirable results”, he said and stressed on fixing timelines on this count.
Chairing the 4th meeting of Task Force on health sector reforms here, the Chief Minister directed for appointing Transaction Advisor and identifying three projects each in Jammu and Srinagar for taking up under PPP mode.
“This would enable us to study the appetite of private players in the field and rope them in as partners in these pilot projects”, he said adding that private investors could be invited for infrastructural upgradation as well as management and operational aspects in the health and medical education sector. The Chief Minister called for fast track movement on this issue adding that government is open to provide permission to the private players for establishing hospitals in consonance with the rules and regulations and as per the Master Plan provisions.
Omar Abdullah told the Task Force to also come up with sound proposals for health insurance for poor and needy, accreditation of hospitals, use of IT and expansion of Tele-medicine system to upgrade and improve health care facility in the State.
The Chief Minister also asked for a detailed project report for Rs. 7.80 crores bio-medical wastes disposal plants at Jammu and Srinagar. He said feasible sites for the plants should be identified and assets created as per the project report. “Outsourcing its management and operation could be analysed and discussed accordingly”, he said emphasizing the importance of proper disposal of bio-medical wastes.
Omar Abdullah directed the SKIMS to formulate a fresh proposal for establishment of State Resources Centre to train the doctors and para-medical staff on Tele-medicine. “Possibility of dovetailing IT and Tele-medicine initiatives should also be explored to get best results”, he said.
The meeting was attended by Minister for Health, Sham Lal Sharma, Minister for Medical Education, R. S. Chib, Minister of State for Health and Medical Education, Javid Ahmad Dar, Chief Secretary, Madhav Lal, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, B. B. Vyas, Commissioner Secretary Finance, Sudhanshu Pandey, Convenor of Task Force, Dr. A. K. Nagpal, Director SKIMS, Principals of Medical Colleges, Jammu and Srinagar, Principals of Dental Colleges, Jammu and Srinagar, Director JNNURM, Dr. Yash Paul Gupta, Director Family Welfare, senior officers and special invitees.
The meeting discussed issues pertaining to public policy to incentivize investment in health care sector through PPP; establishment of enabling framework for PPP; establishment of health insurance authority to promote and facilitate formulation, implementation and regulation of health insurance in the State; accreditation of hospitals; Tele-medicine project; IT initiatives; setting up of department of clinical research; and bio-waste disposal.
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