Health min goes tough, orders inquiry into non-functional CT scan

Expressing dismay over  non-functioning of CT Scan since its installation in Sub-District Hospital (SDH), Bhaderwah,  Minister for Health Bali Bhagat today ordered an inquiry to find out the cause and fixing the responsibility in a time bound manner in the matter.

During the course of inspection of SDH, Bhaderwah, the Minister noticed that the CT Scan, which was installed about two years ago, was never put to use and this costly equipment remained idle, and the patients suffered for want of its services. He immediately ordered an inquiry to find out the truth so that the action against the erring person (s) was initiated accordingly.

The Minister also expressed anguish over the dysfunction of lift and Central Heating System of the hospital and directed the concerned authorities to take immediate steps to make these services functional immediately. He said Government has spent huge funds on purchase of important diagnostic equipments for the hospitals to ensure best medicare facilities to the patients at their doorsteps, but it is unfortunate that the same are not put to use and defeated their very objective. He directed to make optimal use of the available equipment and infrastructure for the patient care for which they are acquired.

The Minister directed the CMO, Doda to submit the requirements for proper further streamlining and upgradation of medicare facilities in the SDH, Bhaderwah so that the patients of this far-off pocket do not suffer for want of medicare services. He said Government’s responsibility is to arrange funds and infrastructure for improving the facilities for the patients and it is the duty of the administration to make its best use. He also directed for vigorously pursuing the proposal of construction of official accommodation for the doctors and para-medical staff posted in the SDH, for which the land has already been acquired. He also directed for ensuring proper cleanliness of the hospital premises with special focus on toilets and washrooms.

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