Governor, Dr Shetty review Kakryal Hospital functioning

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr 26: Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, held an extensive meeting with Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Founder and Chairman Narayana Health, to review the functioning of the tertiary care Superspeciality Hospital Kakryal.
The review meeting was attended by Dr. S.S. Bloeria and B. B. Vyas, both Members of the Shrine Board and of the Hospital’s Governing Body; Umang Narula, Chief Executive Officer of the Board, Dr. M. K. Kumar, Additional CEO of the Board; Cdr. Navneet Bali, Regional Director Narayana Hospital and Dr. (Brig) M. M. Harjai, Chief Administrative Officer, SMVDNSH.
The meeting expressed satisfaction over the functioning of this 230-bedded hospital, set up by the Shrine Board at an investment of over Rs 350 crore;  and decided to further strengthen, expand and upgrade the diagnostic and treatment facilities at this hospital to develop it as a centre of excellence in medical care.
Considering the emerging requirements, Governor emphasised the need to increase the number of highly qualified doctors and other staff and, alongside, ensure that reputed Consultants provided specialised treatment.
Dr. Shetty assured the Governor that reputed Consultants from the various NH Hospitals will be regularly visiting the Super Specialty Hospital and for this purpose a comprehensive schedule of visits will be drawn and notified well in advance so that the maximum number of patients can benefit from their services.
Other matters which came up for discussion in the meeting included functioning of Jammu OPD run by SSH Kakryal, establishment of OPD-cum-Information Centre by NH at Srinagar, setting up the Hospital’s Day Care Facility at Jammu for the ease of patients located in the winter capital.
Meanwhile, Governor inaugurated the “Chuni Lal Bhawan” at the Rajya Sainik Board office complex, Ambphalla. This Sainik Bhawan has been constructed at a cost of about Rs 2.63 crore with equal support from the Central and the State Governments. He dedicated this complex as a lodging facility for use by ex-servicemen.
Governor complimented Brigadier Harcharan Singh (Retd.), Director Rajya Sainik Board, on the completion of the Sainik Bhawan and observed that more such facilities should be created for the convenience of ex-servicemen and their families. He stressed that the momentum gained with the completion of this project should be sustained for promoting welfare of the ex-Servicemen and their families.
Governor presented Certificates of Appreciation to Chinta Devi and Surinder Kour and Sonam, Col Raksh Goel, Col Vijay Yadav, Hav. Rashid War, the representatives of Phonix Academy, donors of financial help for non pensioner widows, Col V. Sahi and Col. Shamlal Dogra for providing voluntary SSB coaching to children. He also presented one time incentive cheques to 10 Non pensioner widows.
Brigadier Harcharan Singh (Retd.), Director Rajya Sainik Board; Capt. Bana Singh; Vikram Randhawa, MLC; R.S. Chib, former Minister; Brigadier (Retd.) Langeh, former Director Rajya Sainik Board were among those dignitaries present on the occasion.
Meanwhile, with the help of Jammu & Kashmir Energy Development Agency a 83 KW Rooftop Solar Power Plant has been installed on theroof tops of buildings in Raj Bhavan Jammu. This Solar Power Plant uses modules explicitly manufactured in India and thus promotes the “Make in India” movement.
Governor has conveyed his high appreciation to CEO, JAKEDA for the exceptional speed of implementation of the Solar Plant and has requested the Agency to install a similar plant at Raj Bhavan Srinagar.
Governor has stressed that the maximum possible use of renewable energy is an imperative, particularly in J&K. He observed that use of solar energy will not only reduce the power bill in cash strapped J&K but also save and protect the environment from pollution.


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