Health Secretary pays surprise visit to IMHANS, inspects functioning

Health Secretary pays surprise visit to IMHANS.
Health Secretary pays surprise visit to IMHANS.

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Apr 1: Secretary, Health and Medical Education, Dr Syed Abid Rashid Shah, today paid a surprise visit to the Government Psychiatric Diseases Hospital (IMHANS-K), Srinagar.
He took a round of the hospital along with the HoD Psychiatry, Professor Mohammed Maqbool Dar, Professor Arshad Hussien and Medical Superintendent, Dr Ajaz Ahmed Baba and visited various sections like the Crisis Management Area (Casualty), Wards, OPD, ECT, Chronic Wards, MRI and other units and reviewed the functioning.
The Secretary interacted with the faculty, resident doctors and the staff besides the patients and attendants and asked them regarding the status of patient care facilities available in the hospital. He also sought feedback from the patients and attendants regarding shortcomings, if any, in working of the hospital.
Dr Abid Rashid also reviewed the functioning of 24×7 Telemanas Counselling Center and was briefed about its functioning by Nodal Officer Telemanas, Professor Arshad Hussein.
Meanwhile, Secretary of conducted a visit to SDH Block Hazratbal to assess the progress of the ongoing construction of the new SDH building and address the partial damage incurred due to recent heavy rains on the existing structure.
During the visit, the Secretary provided immediate directives to the Chief Engineer of R&B, urging for accelerated construction efforts.
He stressed the importance of expediting the construction process by liaising with relevant authorities for necessary permissions and coordination.
Highlighting the critical role of SDH Hazratbal as a vital healthcare facility catering to medical and surgical emergencies round the clock, Dr. Abid emphasized the need for swift action to ensure uninterrupted services.
Inspecting the health institution, he engaged in discussions concerning the constraints of the work area and the augmentation of manpower to enhance operational efficiency.
In a significant development, the Secretary inaugurated the Jan Aushadhi Generic Medical Store at SDH Block Hazratbal, commending the administration for their efforts in providing patient-friendly facilities surpassing the standards of primary healthcare centers.