Minister for Housing and Urban Development and Chairman Hospital Development Fund (HDF) Government Medical College Jammu, Sat Sharma convened a meeting of HDF Committee, here today.Principal GMC, Dr. Sunanda Raina, Medical Superintendent Dr Dara Singh, Dy Medical Superintendent, Dr Rakesh Kumar Sharma, Incharge Emergency wing Bharat Bhushan, Engineers of PHE, PDD, PWD (R&B) Mechanical, besides other senior officers of concerned department attended the meeting.During the meeting, Sat Sharma took a detailed review of physical and financial achievements registered by the institution. He was informed about the progress registered in various areas besides other steps taken to improve medicare facilities in the hospital.The meeting was informed about the progress on decisions taken in the previous meetings besides revenue generation of Rs 1.98 crore upto May 2018 under HDF.Sat Sharma expressed the satisfaction over the functioning of the institution. Responding to the needs and requirements listed in the meeting which includes purchase of new hospital beds, repairing of old furniture, landscaping and beautification of hospital lawns, installation and purchase of electric appliances and gadgets, purchase of Photostat machines, repair of lockers/ racks for attendants/ staff belongings, repair and maintenance of sanitation machines, purchase of wheel chairs for OPDs and wards, paneling of electric wires, cables wire, installation of high power lights, purchase and installation of fire extinguisher ,CCTV cameras at various places in the hospital, establishment of Bio medical shed with colour coding, provision of staff bus for the staff on evening duty besides others.The Minister approved Rs 1.50 crore for providing enhanced healthcare facilities and development of Hospital infra as proposed in the agenda. The Minister said that government is committed to provide adequate health facilities to the people adding that multiple reforms have been brought to improve health scenario in the state.The Minister also called for ensuring proper sanitation alongwith other requisite facilities to provide hygienic environment to the patients with better health management in the hospital. He asked Commissioner JMC to install additional dustbins to improve sanitation in the hospital. The Minister directed the concerned to prepare a DPR for the installation of lights in the premises of GMC for convenience of patients and their attendants.Sat Sharma emphasized that priority should be given to the quality of services being provided to the patients and it should be ensured that welfare programmes are implemented in letter and spirit for the benefit of the general public.