Govt to upgrade twin premier health institutions: Bali Bhagat

JAMMU, JUL 27: Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today paid a surprise visit to Shri Maharaja Gulab Singh Hospital (SMGSH) and Chest Diseases Hospital (CDH) and took stock of the healthcare facilities available in the twin premier health institutions.
Bali Bhagat went around the wards, units of the hospitals and received detailed account of activities vis-à-vis rush of patients, availability of infrastructure, manpower, supply and stock of medicines, diagnostic equipments and sanitation in the hospital.
The Minister interacted with team of Doctors and hospital-staff and took stock of medicine supplies and general patient care. He asked the medical superintendents, Dr Dara Singh (SMGS) and Dr Ramesh Gupta (CDH) to submit a DPR for renovation, upgradation and complete face-lifting of respective hospitals. He said that Government mulls to upgrade the facilities of these hospitals to cater to increasing rush of patients.
Describing SMGS and CDH as premier health institutes of the State, he said, “Possibilities will be explored for their expansion to cope-up with rush of patients.” The Minister said that the Government will also examine other aspects related to further improvement of services, upgradation of diagnostic gadgets etc according to needs. The Minister also interacted with patients and attendants and enquired about basic facilities being provided to them.