Jammu Tawi, April 14
Som Nath Dabgotra, social activist and chairman of Dabgotra Charitable Trust Friday hailed some reforms announced by the Principal, Government Medical College, Jammu, Dr. Sunanda Raina in the working of the hospital.
According to Dabgotra, soon after taking over as GMC&H Principal, Dr. Sunanda Raina convened a meeting wherein all the Head of the Departments (HoDs), Medical Superintendents concerned participated.
He said the GMC&H Principal chaired the meeting to listen to the major issues confronting the hospitals’ staff.
“In the meeting, all the HoDs and the Medical Superintendents concerned apprised Dr. Raina about various issues including the shortage of staff, equipments, rising attacks on doctors etc,” he said, adding, “As I was one among the invitees, I, also called her (GMC Principal) attention towards two genuine issues-neglect of destitute patients and unlawful use of government ambulances by the hospital staff.”
Clarifying his point, he said, “Out of three ambulances available with GMC&H, Jammu, two were used to load and un-load hospital staff and other hospital items.”
He said, “Few days back, the GMC&H Principal assured me telephonically that no ambulance would be used for any hospital work in future. I welcome this move.”
However, Dabgotra said that one of his demands i.e. construction of a separate block for destitute patients is yet to be resolved.
“But I have complete faith in GMC&H Principal’s administration and hope that sooner, the other demand would also be addressed,” he said.