Chairman Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali and Minister for Health and Medical Education, Dr. Devinder Manyal reviewed the health scenario in Kargil District at a high-level meeting held here today.Chairman/CEC LAHDC, Kargil, Kachoo Ahmed Ali Khan, Principal Secretary, H&ME, Dr. Pawan Kotwal, Director General Health, Kashmir, Dr. Saleem-Ur-Rehman, Mission Director, NHM, Dr Yashpal Sharma, CMO, Kargil and other senior officers of the H&ME Department and Council Secretariat were present in the meeting.Several prominent issues related to the functioning of health institutions as well as status of various on-going health projects and vacant posts of doctors and para-medics in Kargil were discussed in detail. The Chairman called for adequate funding for the speedy completion of these projects and steps to further improving the health facilities and filling up of all vacant posts on priority in the district.The Chairman specifically mentioned about the progress of 200-bedded new District Hospital and GNM School at Khurbathang and called for releasing funds on priority for their speedy completion. He also flagged priority for release of funds for smooth functioning of Central heating of health institutions under NHM, for Drugs/Medicines, diagnostic equipments.
The other prioritized requirements for the district which were put forth by the Chairman and discussed included, Critical Care Ambulances, routine Ambulances for various health institutions including District Hospital Kargil.While responding to the demands, the Health Minister said that health is the priority sector for the Government and focused attention is being accorded to upgrade the infrastructural facilities in every nook and corner of the State, with special thrust on hilly and far-off areas. He assured to examine all demands on priority and addressing these in shortest possible time.As regards filling up of vacant posts of doctors and para-medics in the district, the Minister asked the concerned authorities to prepare a proposal to engage medical and paramedical staff to cater the shortage of the staff. He also assured to complete the on-going projects including, District Hospital and AMT schools in time and there will be no dearth of funds, said the Minister.The Chairman asked the senior authorities of Health Department Kargil to follow up the proper instructions and decisions taken in the meeting so that the objectives and goals to conduct such meetings to be achieved as well.