Lal Singh, Minister for Health and Medical Education reviewed the overall health scenario in the south Kashmir areas. He urged people to cooperate with government for better service delivery while addressing a gathering at District Hospital in Kulgam.
"We have planned many things to improve the overall healthcare across the State. You have to cooperate and most importantly, you (people) need to have trust in our efforts," he said.
MLA Kulgam Muhammad Yusuf Tarigami, Director Health Services Kashmir Dr Sumeer Mattoo, Mission Director NHM Dr Mohan Singh, Medical Superintendent of DH Kulgam, other HODs and senior officers of the health department accompanied the Minister.
He took a tour of the Kulgam hospital and directed officials to maintain proper sanitation and ensure hassle free treatment to patients. He also directed hospital authorities to make hospital services and health care easily available for the patients.
"In Jammu and Kashmir 99% people go to government hospitals for treatment and consultations. It is our prime responsibility to maintain high standards of healthcare in the state," he said.
Minister visited all the wards of the hospital and interacted with the doctors and paramedics. He said name plates, proper dress code and proper sanitation in the hospitals must be a priority for the hospital administration.
Meanwhile, Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare, Asiea Naqash said that the government is committed for development of basic infrastructure and deployment of required manpower in health and educational institutions in the State. She inaugurated a Sub District Hospital Seer and Primary Health Centre Adlash, Pahalgam.
The Sub District Hospital has been constructed at a cost of Rs. 2.81 crore and Rs. 2.72 crore respectively on modern lines keeping in mind about the changes in state health sector. It has been fully equipped with modern healthcare equipment to cater to the increasing rush of patients.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that government is committed to provide basic healthcare service to each and every individual of the State and establishment of health centers in far flung areas is a step in this direction.