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DC Kupwara reviews functioning of major hospitals in the district

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Directs for round the clock functioning of OT at SDH Kupwara, SDH Tangdar

KUPWARA: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara, Ayushi Sudan Saturday reviewed the functioning of major hospitals of Kupwara district during a meeting with Health Officers.

Addressing the meeting, the DC stressed upon the concerned officers to make concerted efforts and streamline the functioning of the hospitals so that people of this far flung district do not face any inconvenience in getting proper healthcare facilities.

She took a detailed review of the availability of Medical and Paramedical staff in major hospitals including Sub District Hospital (SDH) Kupwara, SDH Tangdar, SDH Sogam, SDH Kralpora and PHC Machill.

Regarding SDH Kupwara, the DC directed the Chief Medical Officer to ensure round the clock functioning of the General Operation Theatre at the hospital to control the referral rate of patients from the hospital. She directed the CMO for procurement of Work Station for the operation theatre to ensure its uninterrupted functioning.

The DC emphasized the need for better utilization of available staff in the hospitals for which she asked the CMO to identify the gaps and fill up them with proper internal arrangements. She asked the Health officers to utilize the service of DNB students at SDH Kupwara, whenever possible, to augment the existing capacity so that the patients get timely treatment.

Reviewing SDH Tangdar, the DC directed the CMO to ensure uninterrupted functioning of Operation Theatre at the hospital for which one Anaesthesiast and one Gynaecologist shall be deployed there on rotation basis.

Regarding “Scan & Share” facility, CMO was directed to deploy a helper in the hospital premises who will guide the people about using hassle free Mobile app based registration services without standing in queues.

Reviewing healthcare of border block Machill, the chair was informed that a sufficient number of Medical Officers and Paramedical staff is available at PHC Dudi to take care of the patients of the area. She directed the CMO to deploy a USG-Trained Medical Officer there to ensure smooth functioning of the USG section in Machill.

She also directed the CMO for deployment of one Gynaecologist to SDH Kralpora to augment the OPD unit of the hospital.

Earlier, the Chief Medical Officer Kupwara briefed the DC about the patient footfall in various hospitals of the district.

Chief Medical Officer Kupwara, Medical Superintendent SDH Kupwara, BMO Kupwara and concerned were present in the meeting.


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