Advisor Kumar for coordinated efforts to strengthen health infra in J&K

Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today said that various projects initiated by the Government for strengthening of health infrastructure and Medical and Nursing Education in the state would give boost to the state’s health sector.

The Advisor made the remarks while addressing Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) Conference organized by the Department of Health and Medical Education, here today.

Financial Commissioner H&ME, Atal Dulloo, Mission Director NHM Bhupinder Kumar, MD JKMSCL Shiv Gupta, Director Family Welfare Dr Arun Sharma, Director ISM, Principal GMC Srinagar Dr Parvaiz A Shah, Director Coordination, Dr Yashpal Sharma, Drug Controller D&FCO Lotika Khajuria, Director Health Services Kashmir Dr Kunzes Dolma, Project Director JKSACS, Dr Mushtaq A Rather, other officers and CMOs of Kashmir division attended the conference.

Besides, Principal GMC Jammu Dr Sunanda Raina, Director Health Services Jammu Dr Sameer Mattoo and CMOs of Jammu division attended the conference through video-conferencing.

The conference highlighted the key issues and action required for operationalization of various projects including five new Medical Colleges, five New Nursing Colleges, 21 ANM/GNM Schools, Government Ayurvedic Medical College, Akhnoor and Government Unani Medical College Ganderbal, 771 Health and Wellness Centres, Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (Centre of Excellence) at Srinagar, 34 Jan Aushadhi and 16 AMRIT Stores in Public Hospitals of the State, three additional Trauma Centres, 102/108 ambulance service, timely completion of pending/incomplete projects under PMDP, provision of Kidney Transplant Services at GMC Srinagar, starting DNB courses (225 seats) in 16 facilities, establishment of State Cancer Institute at GMC Jammu and establishment of Medical Rapid Response System in each district.

The Advisor said many important projects were underway and to ensure their completion in a given timeframe, coordinated and energized efforts are required. Later, a detailed presentation was made by Financial Commissioner H&ME, Atal Dulloo to appraise the Advisor about the achievements made by the department in terms of strengthening of health infrastructure and Medical Education in the state.

Dulloo also briefed the Advisor about the status of key health indicators of J&K, steps taken to strengthen legal and policy framework and efforts being made for strengthening human resource for health.