Health Minister pays surprise visit to B&J Hospital, directs for improving facilities



SRINAGAR: Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today paid surprise visit to Bone & Joints Hospital at Barzulla and took stock of the healthcare facilities available there.

The Minister went around various wards, units of the hospital and received detailed account of the activities vis-à-vis rush of patients, availability of infrastructure, manpower, medicines, diagnostic equipments and sanitation in the hospital. He interacted with the patients, attendants and enquired about the facilities being provided to them.

Meanwhile, the Minister also discussed the functioning of the institution and issues related to further streamlining and upgradation of services in view of the increased rush of patients from across the State. He issued direction to the Medical Superintendent, Dr A R Baddoo to submit a DPR for renovation, upgradation and complete face-lifting of hospital in view of the present flow of patients.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that the Bone & Joint is the only hospital of the State which is catering to the needs of the patients from the entire State and Government was committed to ensure best possible facilities here. He said that possibilities will be explored for its expansion subject to the availability of land nearby the hospital to cope up with the rush of patients. The Government will also examine the other aspects related to the further improvement of services, upgradation of diagnostic gadgets etc according to the present needs, said the Minister.



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