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Advisor Kumar, CS reviews progress of flagship projects in Health sector
11/19/2018 9:58:49 PM
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Nov 19: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar and Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam today chaired a high-level meeting to review the progress of flagship projects under the health sector initiated in the state. The meeting also discussed in detail various inter-departmental issues which need immediate resolution for timely completion of these projects.
The meeting was attended by Home Secretary R K Goyal, Principal Secretary Health & Medical Education Atal Dulloo, Principal Secretary Finance Navin K Choudhary, Principal Secretary Planning Rohit Kansal, Commissioner Secretary R&B Khurshid Ahmed and other senior officers of concerned departments.
Principal Secretary Health while informing the meeting about the important projects undertaken by the health department also apprised the chair about the present status of works including establishment of 2 AIIMS at Vijaypur in Jammu and Awantipora in Kashmir, establishment of 5 New Medical Colleges at Anantnag, Baramulla, Rajouri, Doda and Kathua, up-gradation of district hospitals.
In order to have clear picture of the present status of works and action plan with regard to completion of these important projects, the concerned departments were asked to provide upto date status of ongoing works and proposed time of completion of works.
With regard to recruitment of doctors and other paramedical staff, the representatives from PSC and JKSSRB informed the chair that the recruitment process is underway.
Principal Secretary Health also raised other important issues pertaining to the implementation of various programmes in the state including Ayushman Bharat, National Health Mission (NHM), National Ayush Mission (NAM) besides issues related to re-organization of Drug & Food Control Organization and establishment of new Combined Drug & Food Testing Laboratory at Lakhanpur Kathua also discussed briefely. Regarding 102 & 108 Ambulatory service under NHM, it was told that all 416 ambulances which are being networked for the purpose shall be made operational by March 2019.
Addressing the officers, the Advisor said that that the health is priority sector for the government and all the flagship projects undertaken in the state needs to be expedited and completed in given time frame.
He asked the concerned departments to focus on completion of these key projects so that the state's health scenario would be improved and best healthcare facilities would be made available to the people of the state.
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