Deputy Commissioner, Kathua Rakesh Minhas today chaired a meeting to review the health services scenario in the district. The meeting was attended by PO, ICDS, Chief Planning Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Medical Superintendent GMC Kathua, BMOs, besides concerned officers and officials of health department.
While explaining the district health care profile, the CMO apprised that a total of 252 health institutions including 5 CHCs, 24 PHCs, and 153 Sub-Centres are functioning in the district in addition to the premier institute of GMC Kathua.
A threadbare discussion was held on various issues like availability of Health Infra, Health Care achievements, Patient care, FW and Immunization and other related issues. The DC also took feedback about the implementation of various schemes and programmes under National Health Mission, including RBSK, VHND besides saturation of AB-PMJAY.
Issues such as reported cases of measles, construction of 50 bedded Ayush Hospital at Mandli, setting up of homeopathic hospital in Mahatma Gandhi Maternity Hospital Kathua was also discussed at length.
The DC asked for focusing on efficient delivery of health services in all health institutions to facilitate public. He also called for 100% saturation of AB-PMJAY beneficiaries along with ABHA registration by provisioning adequate on spot registration mechanism in main health institutions.
The DC also laid stress on educating common public about the health related services available online.Expressing his concern over low institutional deliveries in the district and high MMR, the DC asked the concerned to work out a mechanism for intervention and inter-departmental coordination to improve maternal and child care facilities.
He called for fixing individual responsibilities and constant monitoring through community health officers so as to achieve visible results. While discussing the check on the ultrasonography clinics, the DC called upon concerned officers to ensure no illegal practices shall prevail in the district.
The meeting ended with the resolve that all health units will bring qualitative change in the delivery of health services for the welfare of the common masses.