Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today laid the foundation stones for various state-of-the-art healthcare infrastructure projects in UT’s GMCs, DHs, CHCs and PHCs. In the presence of the Lieutenant Governor, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Tata Memorial Hospital and the government. Medical College Jammu for technical expertise and academic support in the development of modernized cancer care facilities. NHM employees. The lieutenant governor said the increased facilities will help further strengthen the healthcare system. The J&K government is committed to achieving the goal of health for all. We are determined to ensure that the new health facilities in various districts promote social equality and its benefits reach our brothers and sisters living in remote areas, added the Lieutenant Governor.
MoU with Tata Memorial Hospital for academic and technical collaboration will help develop state-of-the-art tertiary cancer care facilities and technical expertise for faculty, paramedics and National Cancer Institute integration in the National Cancer Grid, Tata Memorial Center, observed the Lt. Governor. Expressing his gratitude to Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for transforming the health sector of Jammu and Kashmir, the Lieutenant Governor said the health care infrastructure had changed drastically since 2014. Previously, a few The privileged benefited from medical care facilities in large cities and abroad, while the majority of the population did not even have access to ordinary health services. With the commitment to public health, we have ensured high quality health care for all, he added. the UT. Previously, there was no health insurance plan in UT. The Honorable Prime Minister rolled out the SEHAT program and placed every citizen under the health care safety net, the Lieutenant Governor added.
Before 2019, there were only 129 health and wellness centers in Jammu and Kashmir. 1,275 new health and wellness centers have been created in two years, the lieutenant governor said. In the context of the global pandemic, research, human knowledge and technical intervention in the field of health are increasing at an explosive rate that was unthinkable even ten years ago. We are paying greater attention to medical training and 1,897 medical training places have been increased over the past two years, observed the Lieutenant Governor. To effectively deal with human resource challenges in the health sector, we are also setting up 10 new nursing schools. This will go a long way in overcoming the shortage of nurses, he added. providing quality health care at the doorstep of ordinary people.
Additional AYUSH health and wellness centers are being set up to meet the growing demand from Ayurvedic medicine establishments and other Indian systems of medicine in rural and urban areas, the Lieutenant Governor added. Today, J&K is one of the top performing regions in the country in terms of healthcare facilities. That in itself shows the administration’s commitment to strengthening the healthcare industry at J&K, the lieutenant governor said. of UT, observed the lieutenant governor. We are also moving forward to provide facilities for online appointments and digitization of patient medical records, he added. others. We stand with their families. A request has been made to the central government regarding compensation for the remaining families of NHM employees, he added. the fight against the global pandemic. I believe their efforts will continue with renewed energy and focus,” added the Lieutenant Governor.
The lieutenant governor urged the medical fraternity to complement the government’s efforts to manufacture J&K Nasha-Mukt, and also to raise awareness about healthy living. an integrated WhatsApp-based technology extension to 104 centralized hotlines and the Asha Gullak app for tracking and monitoring ASHA payments and performance. Ch. Chander Mohan Gupta, Mayor of JMC, said the new initiatives will strengthen J&K UT’s health services and help improve the management of health issues.Sh. Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor reiterated the government’s commitment to providing better access to healthcare facilities for UT residents.Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, chief secretary, said the administration is working on the principles of People first policy. We have linked public services to the feedback system, bringing more transparency and accountability in the operation of government-run hospitals and departments, he added.
Ch. Vivek Bhardwaj, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Health and Medical Education, informed that the administration is making tremendous efforts to fill the gaps in the health sector, in addition to ensuring health facilities. quality healthcare to meet the medical needs of the population. Choudhary Mohammad Yasin, National Health Mission Director gave a detailed briefing on the new health projects launched today. Dr. Shafi Koka, Nodal Officer, NHM, presented the vote of thanks. The health infrastructure projects for which the first stones were laid today include 2 pediatric centers of excellence; 28 maternal intensive care units; 20 hybrid pediatric intensive care units; 15 pediatric departments in government medical colleges and districts of J&K.Sh. Bharat Bhushan, CDD Jammu Chairman; Sh Anshul Garg, DC Jammu; Dr. Shashi Sudhan Sharma, Senior GMC; Dr. Shakti Gupta, Director AIIMS Jammu; Dr. Ashish Gulia from Tata Memorial Hospital; Dr. Dara Singh, Medical Superintendent; Doctors, nursing staff and people were present for the occasion at the SMGS hospital in Jammu. While health officials from across UT joined via virtual mode.