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Bali stresses on facelifting of health institutions

Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat has stressed on patient friendly behavior, cleanliness and face lifting of health institutions across the State. This was stated by the Minister while taking a review of Health Department here today. Asserting on the need to take effective measures for preventing pilferage of medicines and ensuring adequate availability of medicines in the health institutions, the Minister directed for lifting of medicines by all the institutions from District Hospital Doda within 10 days. The Minister took block wise review regarding delivery of medical services, institutional deliveries, opening of new sub centres and construction of new hospital buildings. The Minister while expressing concern over the water seepage in the hospital building at SDH Bhaderwah, directed DGM JKPCC for water proofing and repairing it within a month. The Minister also directed DDC Doda Bhupinder Kumar to ensure early completion of the boundary wall around District Hospital Doda after proper demarcation of the land. Stressing on the need to generate revenue from the departmental assets, Bali directed for charging parking fees in the health institutions of towns. He also said that the Mother and Child Care Hospital Bhaderwah will function 24× 7 and will act as a referral hospital in the area. Responding to the demand of MLA Doda Shakti Raj Parihar regarding construction of PHC building in Gundana, the Minister directed DGM JKPCC to construct the building at new selected site. Earlier, Minister also visited District Hospital Doda and inspected the Emergency ward, Hospital canteen, ortho ward, supply stores, Blood Bank and CT Scan unit.