A meeting of the Committee on Government Assurances (GA) was held here today under the Chairmanship of MLA, Javid Hassan Beigh to review the Government Assurances given by the Health & Medical Education Department on the floor the House from time to time.
The Committee discussed the action taken by the Department on the implementation of the Government Assurances contained in the 21st report of the Committee, besides reply submitted by the department.Legislators, Noor Mohammad Sheikh, Dina Nath Bhagat and Dr Krishan Lal attended the meeting and gave their valuable suggestions regarding how to improve the functioning of the department particularly in rural areas.The Committee asked the concerned authorities to take necessary steps to utilize resources available in the department so that people of the State could get benefitted from the on-going schemes being carried by the department. Raising the issues of dilapidated condition of buildings of health institutions in rural areas, the committee also called for posting of adequate medico and para medico staff in these health institutions.
They also highlighted the issues including early completion of all on-going works on PHCs, proper functioning of X-ray, ultra sound, laboratories and other equipments, dispose of all waste materials lying in the hospitals, and proper cleanliness in and around of health institutions.They also demanded that at least two drivers attached with an ambulance, proper utilization of solar system which have already been installed in the hospitals, proper facilities to BPL card holders and to clear the stagnation on promotion for the post of Anesthesia.The Committee directed the concerned authorities to organize awareness camps in every district of the State and involving all medical Pharmacists/ shops owner and warned them that they should not sell any type of addictive drugs.Principal Secretary Health & Medical Education, Dr Pawan Kotwal briefed the committee about the action taken by the department on the Government Assurances and informed the Committee that department has fulfilled maximum issues and rest of the issues will be fulfilled. He informed the Committee that the government has formulating a new transfer policy of doctors posted in rural areas so that they can complete their full tenure in particular areas.After satisfied reply given by the department, the Committee dropped the maximum Government Assurance. Among others, Director Health Service, Kashmir/ Jammu Mission Director NHM, Additional Secretary, Legislative Assembly, Naseem Jan, CMOs and others seniors officers Health and Assembly Secretariat were also present in the meeting.