Govt to introduce more specialized services in SSH, revamp its functioning: Bali

Health Minister Bali Bhagat chairing a meeting at Jammu on Tuesday.
Health Minister Bali Bhagat chairing a meeting at Jammu on Tuesday.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 2: Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today said that the functioning of the Government Super Specialty Hospital (SSH), Jammu will be further revamped and made more vibrant to ensure best possible services to the patients.
During a review meeting held in the Super Specialty Hospital this evening, the Minister said that Government will enthuse new energy in the functioning of this important institution by adding more services to achieve the objective of specialized  healthcare center. He called upon the management of the SSH to come up with the road map to launch the services like multi-transplantation of organs.
He directed the Principal GMC and other concerned Heads of Department (HoDs) to work out a detailed plan of things related to the establishment of multi-transplant units like Eye Bank, Renal Transplantation Unit, Blood Bank, up-gradation of Theatres, Dialysis Unit and other requisite infrastructure to run these services and submit the same to the Government to accord necessary approval for the same. He stressed for a coordinated efforts to translate things into reality within a shortest possible time. He said the objective of the SSH was to make available all specialized services to the patients, including transplantation of body organs, specialized surgeries at the doorstep of the patients, but the institution could not flourish as per its character and capacity, with the result the patients are still relying on the outside institutions to avail such services.
Urging the Principal GMCJ and HoDs to maintain close synergy  in achieving the common goal of providing quality services to the people, the Minister said that they must bring innovation to further improve the services with joint efforts and pursuing the proposals at the appropriate level to get the issues addressed in a time bound manner.
A threadbare discussion was also held on varied issues relating to the functioning of the SSH and HoDs freely shared their views and provided valuable inputs to improve the functioning. They also shared their difficulties being faced in rendering their duties vis-à-vis paucity of requisite equipment, blood bank, labs, inadequate manpower including doctors and trained para-medics and urged for attending these on priority to improve the overall scenario in the SSH.
The Minister maintained that Government is at the back and call of the doctors and take all necessary steps to improve the working environment in the SSH. He also assured to fill all vacant positions on priority through the concerned recruitment authorities. He also directed for close coordination between the GMC, SSH and J&K Medical Supplies Corporation to facilitate the timely procurement of equipment and medicines as per the annual budgetary provisions.
Principal Secretary Health & Medical Education, Dr. Pawan Kotwal, Principal GMCJ, Dr. Sunanda Raina,  Director Finance, H&ME, Mohammad Rafique, MD J&K Medical Supplies Corporation, Inderjeet Bhagat, Additional Secretaries H&ME, K.S. Chib, Naseer Ahmed Wani, Joint Director Planning, Madan Lal, Medical Superintendent, SSH, Dr. Arun Sharma and several HoDs of SSH were present in the meeting.