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Bali inaugurates Neo-Natal ICU at SMGS

Bali inaugurates Neo-Natal ICU at SMGS

*Calls for fine tuning functioning of Paramedical Council

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 9: Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat today inaugurated Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at SMGS Hospital here.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said the new Neo-Natal ICU equipped with latest technology and better infrastructure will help in reducing the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR).
The Minister said it is the hard work and dedicated efforts of the doctors and paramedics that we have been successful in decreasing the IMR from 34 to 26. Both the Governments at the State and the Centre are taking necessary steps to overcome IMR, he added.
After inaugurating the office of Medical Superintendent of the hospital, the Minister said the State Government will leave no stone unturned in its mission to provide better health infrastructure to the State.
MLA Jammu Rajesh Gupta, Director Health NHM, Dr. Mohan Singh, Medical Superintendent SMGS hospital, Dr. Dara Singh and other senior doctors were present on the occasion.
Meanwhile, Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat called for streamlining the functioning of J&K State Para-Medical Council (JKSP-MC) to ensure quality education in the paramedical institutions across the State.
While reviewing the functioning of JKSPMC, the Minister directed the concerned officers to take appropriate steps to ensure necessary infrastructure, teaching facility and other requirements laid down in the norms to improve the quality of education in these para-medical institutions. He directed for undertaking regular inspections of the institutions to enforce strict adherence of norms. He called for strict action against all such bodies lacking necessary facilities and violating the norms, the Minister asserted.
Maintaining that Governm-ent is committed to promote quality education in all para-medical institutions in the State, the Minister said that every necessary step will be taken in this direction. He said the Government will also ensure timely conduct of exams and admissions as per the schedule in a very transparent manner.
Commissioner/Secretary Health & Medical Education, Dr. Mandeep K. Bhandari, Principal GMC, Jammu, Dr. Zahid A. Gillani, Director Health Services, Kashmir, Dr. Saleem-ur-Rehman, Mission Director, NHM, Dr. Mohan Singh, Registrar JKSPMC, Dr. Sandeep Singh, Additional Secretary, Health & Medical Education, Naseer Ahmed Wani and other senior officers associated with the Council were also present on the occasion.

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