SRINAGAR: Appreciating the faculty and management of Government Medical College, Srinagar for restoring the past glory of this prestigious institute besides improving the patient care in its associated hospitals, the Minister for Medical Education, Youth Service and Sports, Taj Mohi-ud-Din has said that technological innovation is imperative for making advanced diagnostic facilities available and affordable to the people, particularly the poor section of the society, within the State.
The Minister was addressing at Annual Day Celeberations-2013 of the Government Medical College, Srinagar here today.
Among others, Principal/Dean, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Dr. Rafiq Ahmad Pampori, senior faculty of the College and senior officers were present on the occasion.
Taj said that a proposal of Rs. 36 crore has been sent to Union Health Ministry aimed to introduce innovative technologies in the health sector for the benefit of the patients. He said Central Government has helped the State in improving further the healthcare sector by way of providing liberal funds for up-gradation of health infrastructure across the State.
Though a lot has been done for improving medicare facilities yet more efforts need to be put in said the Minister, adding that projects framed under health sector would definitely transform the health scenario in the State. He said, starting evening clinics was aimed to keep available consultation of specialists to people at affordable fee, who otherwise do not get the time to visit hospitals during day time due to certain reasons. He said people must avail the facilities made available in Govt run health institutions rather moving to ill equipped private health clinics and Nursing Homes.
Earlier, the Principal/Dean of Government Medical College, Srinagar in his welcome address gave detailed account of the activities of the College besides the innovative measures taken at different levels for improving the healthcare system at Government Medical College and its associated hospitals.
Later, the Minister gave away prizes among the meritorious students for their excellent performance in academics as well as in extracurricular activities.
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