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Dwivedi urges Medical officers to work for patient wellness, not just treatment

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JAMMU: The Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education (H&ME) department Manoj Kumar Dwivedi Saturday said that India has emerged from developing nation to a developed one noting that that it was important that the health sector in J&K evolves proportionately.
He said this while inaugurating a five-day Management Development Programme (MDP) for Medical Officers of Jammu division at Government Hospital Gandhi Nagar.
The training programme is being conducted by Academy of Hospital Administration Jammu Chapter in association with Director Health Services Jammu.
In his address he said the challenges in the health sector were evolving and the medical staff needed to upgrade its technical and management skills.
He called upon all those present to adopt technology with curiosity and to apply the learning in their routine work.
The Principal Secretary also shared management tips with the officials and asked them to conduct routine audit of inventory, processes and equipment to ensure optimum utilisation of resources.
He also delved upon the participants for use of technological interventions for time management, staff management and strengthening of systems.
“There is a need to work on developing strong public-relations to dispel hearsay, eliminate doubts of the public and for creating positive perception”, he advised the medicos.
“Aim to improve patient experience. Work for people’s wellness and not just treatment”, he said.
The Principal Secretary also cautioned the health officials in view of the rising number of Covid cases. He asked them to stay alert, promote Covid appropriate behaviour and ramp up testing.
Director Health Services (DHS), Jammu, Dr Saleem ur Rehman on the occasion gave a PowerPoint presentation on novel initiatives of DHS-J.
He briefed the participants on the Save Life Jammu initiative under which Emergency Rooms have been set at district, sub-division and CHC levels throughout the division.
The DHS also informed that specialised chemotherapy, spinal surgeries and a dermatology unit are being provided at Government Rajiv Gandhi Hospital Gangyal.
During the programme, a self-learn book on healthcare management was also released and distributed among Medical Officers.


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