Shabir imposes fine on Med Supdt, officials

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, June 24: Expressing dismay over the noncompliance of dress code among the staff of Government Maternity Hospital (MH) Sanat Nagar, besides poor sanitation in and around the hospital, the Minister of State for Health, Shabir Ahmad Khan today during his surprise visit to the hospital directed for imposing fine of Rs. 1000 on the Medical Superintendent of the hospital. He also instructed for seeking explanation from the doctors and para-medicos who do not abide by the dress code.
Later, the Minister also paid surprise visit to Sub-District Hospital Pampore and directed for imposing fine of Rs. 500 each on Staff Nurse and hospital electrician for improper sanitation and upkeep of electric works in wards.
Director, Health Services Kashmir, Saleem-ur-Rehman, Chief Medical Officer Pulwama also accompanied the Minister.
Mr. Shabir went round each section of these hospitals and took stock of the functioning. He expressed displeasure over the non-functioning of maternity section at Sanat Nagar hospital.
The Minister interacted with the patients and their attendants and inquired about the medicare facilities being provided to them in these hospitals. He also checked attendance register of staff and received appraisal about the treatment and other diagnostic facilities kept available by the Government for patients.
Mr. Shabir directed for displaying diets charts for indoor patients including pregnant women in each ward of the hospital.
The Minister also inspected pace of progress of under execution Sub-District Hospital Complex Pampore and directed concerned executing agency to complete it by September.
Responding to the demands of the locals at Pampore, the Minister directed Controller, Drugs and Foods Organization for setting up of blood storage unit at SDH Pampore. He assured that fencing of the hospital would be also taken up after completion of new hospital complex. He directed CMO Pulwama to check the rates of fair price medical shops in the hospital premises and ensure medicines are made available at reasonable rates.