Visits RP Ophthalmology Centre at AIIMS
NEW DELHI, DEC 16 – Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat, today called on Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, JP Nadda and discussed with him several initiatives, issues pertaining to streamlining and development of healthcare in the state.
The Union Minister, after a detailed deliberation on various matters on the subject, assured the state Minister that the Center government would extend every support to J&K for taking the health sector towards a better position.
Later, Bali Bhagat visited RP Ophthalmology Centre at AIIMS, New Delhi.
Medical Superintendent, RP Centre, Dr. Shakti Gupta, briefed the Minister regarding the activities and facilities available in the centre.
The Minister took a round of all the sections of the centre and interacted with the Faculty Members enquiring them about the diagnostic and treatment services available there.
The Minister, who is keen to facilitate the people of the state with the facility of cornea transplantation in both the divisions of the state, had a detailed idea and description of this vital medical service from the Center. Besides, he was also briefed about the status of kidney, liver and heart transplantation at AIIMS.
Dr. Gupta assured all support and co-operation in opening eye banks in both the Medical Colleges of the state. He assured the Minister that they will prioritize training to the doctors deputed by JK Government.
The Minister also discussed various other issues like short term training of officers dealing with hospital administration in the state at AIIMS to improve their knowledge with developed skills in the field.