Says Govt committed for better healthcare facilities
BARAMULLA, OCTOBER 6: Minister of State for Health, Housing and Urban Development, Asiea Naqash today chaired a meeting at Dak Bungalow Baramulla to review the functioning of Health And Social Welfare Departments.
The meeting was attended by MLA Baramulla Javaid Hassan Beigh, District Development Commissioner, Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash, MD Housing, Dr Manmohan Singh Joint Director planning A G Malik, Chief Medical Officer Dr Bashir Ahmad Chalkoo, Medical Superintendent DH Baramulla Syed Masood, Engineers of line departments, , officers of Social welfare department, BMOs, and various other field functionaries of the departments.
On the occasion, the CMO informed the Minister about the progress cum performance of Health department through the power point presentation. He said that the district comprising 10 Medical blocks, have achieved a greater slot in providing better healthcare facilities to the people. He also briefed the Minister about the status of the completion of Trauma Hospital at Pattan and said that the much needed hospital is almost on the verge of completion.
While emphasizing upon the concerned for completing all the undertaken projects, the Minister stressed for working with more synergy and cooperation so that better healthcare facilities are ensured and other health related public services are delivered in an efficient manner.
She reiterated the government’s commitment of providing better healthcare facilities to the people and said that all the vacancies in the department will be filled on fast track basis so that people may not suffer due to manpower scarcity.
Asiea Naqash also took a comprehensive review of the availability of medicines in hospitals, progress on the construction of Baramulla medical college, up gradation of basic infrastructure in health institutions besides other related matters of health sector.
Moreover, the Minister also reviewed the functioning of social welfare department wherein she was informed that the district comprising 06 Tehsil centers, have distributed about Rs 80 lakh to the economic assistance to the downtrodden and destitute under various centrally sponsored schemes including National Financial assistance scheme(NFAS), ISSS, NFBS, State Marriage Assistance Scheme and other welfare schemes.
She was briefed about the status of various other schemes including AASRA and HUNNAR during which the Minister emphasized upon awareness dissemination among masses about the viability of these welfare schemes. The Minister exhorted upon the concerned to ensure transparency in the allocation mechanism so that deserving section of the society is not neglected.