Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today convened two separate meetings of officers of Health & Medical Education in his office chamber to review the progress of various important issues.Principal Secretary Health & Medical Education, Dr. Pawan Kotwal, Mission Director, NHM, Dr. Yashpal Sharma, Principal GMC, Dr. Sunanda Raina, Managing Director, Jammu & Kashmir Medical Supplies Corporation Ltd, Inderjeet Bhagat, Director Health Services, Jammu, Dr. Gurjeet Singh, Joint Director Planning, Madan Lal, Medical Superintendent, Super Speciality Hospital (SSH), Dr. Arun Sharma, Executive Engineer Works, GMC, Utter Kumar Sharma and HoDs of Nephrology, Urology, Ophthalmology, Blood Transfusion, Pathology and other concerned officers attended the meeting.The issues which prominently figured and discussed in the meeting included, functioning of ambulance services 102, 108, Operationalization of Dialysis facilities in District hospitals, procurement of remaining Critical Ambulances, fixing of rates for the private ambulatory services for various destinations, training of manpower for handling the Dialysis machines, launching the renal, eye and other human organ transplantation in the SSH/GMCH, infrastructural facilities etc.
The Minister received detailed feedback on the latest status of these issues from the concerned functionaries and called upon them to speed up their efforts to make these services functional at the earliest so that the benefits of the same reached out to the patients. He instructed the concerned to effectively monitor the progress of all these initiatives with coordinated approach to achieve the best and timely results. He directed them to be more practical instead of simple paper formalities to ensure result on ground, adding that all these issues are connected with the healthcare, which is the paramount priority of the government, he asserted.Principal GMC and HoDs of SSH briefed about the progress achieved on these issues and assured to launch the renal transplantation services at the earliest as the preparations in this regard are underway. They flagged some important technical issues connected with these specialized services which were addressed in the meeting. It was informed that the eye transplantation service has already been launched in the GMC and the efforts are being made to further strengthen the existing infrastructure for the same. The issues with regard to up-gradation of laboratory and blood bank in SSH which are mandatory requirements for ensuring the transplantation system also prominently discussed, and it was decided to develop both these important facilities simultaneously.