SKIMS celebrates 30th Annual Day

*State Health Policy Has Shortcomings: Chib

*Says urgent upgradation Necessary in JK Hospitals

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Dec 5: Admitting shortcomings in state’s health policy, the Minister for Medical Education, RS Chib Wednesday said that there was an urgent need for infrastructure development in various healthcare institutions of Jammu and Kashmir.
 Addressing a gathering on the 30th Foundation Day of SK Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, the minister said the present day infrastructure in the government run hospitals was not adequate to cater to the increasing rush of patients. “We have sent various upgradation proposals to the Government of India and we’re hopeful that we will receive funds to fill gaps in our health related infrastructure,” he said.
 Chib asked the SKIMS administration to come up with proposals for the infrastructure upgradation.
 Paying glorious tributes to the founder of the institute, the Minister said the prestigious institute was a great vision of Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah for providing latest health facilities to the people.
 The minister said: “We should salute Sheikh for establishing such a big institute in the state.”
 Chib said he was elated to hear that administration of the institution was pursuing to start PG courses in various specialties. “This will facilitate delivering of specialized healthcare to the needy in near future and overcome manpower deficiencies in the healthcare system,” he said.
 Director SKIMS, Prof Showkat A Zargar briefed the gathering about the achievements of the hospital. “The institute has been facing difficulties in the emergency department so we have sent a Rs 50 crore project to the Union Health Ministry,” he said.
 Prof Zargar said the new departments including Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Clinical Research and Department of Pain and Palliative Care were started at SKIMS.
 On the occasion Dean Faculty, Prof Khurshid Iqbal highlighted the academic and research activities going on in the hospital. “We have successfully started the Automation Process of examination system in the first phase and are planning to introduce the computerization,” he added.
 Later, the Prof Parvish M Paraikh, a prominent oncologist delivered “Sher-e-Kashmir Oration Lecture” and talked about scenario of cancer in the country.
 The event was organized by the Prof Muhammad Maqbool in coordination with the Head Hospital Administrations, Dr Reyaz Ahmad.
 Meanwhile Chib also released Annual Report for 2012 formulated by the Director SKIMS and inaugurated the modern equipments for the patient care including state-of-the-art Haemodialysis Facility and Cobalt Unit for treatment of cancer patients.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 5 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 5 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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