Advisor Directs To Speed Up Work On Covid Hospitals

Srinagar: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar on Tuesday directed the officials to speed up work on the establishment of two 500 bedded DRDO hospitals at Jammu and Srinagar respectively.

Chairing a high-level meet here on Tuesday, Bhatnagar directed officials to expedite the pace of work and ensure that the Hospitals are completed within the given timelines and dedicated to public use at the earliest, an official spokesperson said. The Advisor, he said, also asked the officers to give adequate training to doctors and other paramedical staff who will be deployed at these Hospitals.

“He further directed them to give specialised training to those doctors and paramedics who will be dealing with the ICU wards of these Hospitals,” he added.

The meeting was attended by Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo; Divisional Commissioners of Jammu/Kashmir, Deputy Commissioners of Jammu/Srinagar, Principals of GMC Jammu/Kashmir, Director Health Services of Jammu/Kashmir, Chief Engineer R&B Jammu/Kashmir, Chief Engineer DRDO, incharge Medical Superintendents of both Hospitals, senior officials of health as well as other allied departments both in person as well as through virtual mode.

During the meeting, the official spokesperson said that Bhatnagar took a detailed review of all the major works needed for early operationalisation of the hospital like status of civil work, water power supply, sewerage system, public utilities, hiring of man power as well as other aspects of the hospitals.

“Advisor Bhatnagar stressed upon the concerned officers that details of medicines required, medical consumables, diagnostic tools and other logistics should be thoroughly worked out well in advance so that treatments as per protocols can be provided to the patients,” he said.

The official spokesperson further added that LG’s Advisor also took stock of other allied works and impressed upon the officers that laying of medical oxygen gas pipelines, sewerage network system and other allied works should be completed within the fixed timelines besides availability of medical oxygen has to be ensured with emergency backup systems in place.

“Advisor Bhatnagar further asked the concerned officers to devise a mechanism for deployment of Engineers of PWD, PDD, Mechanical Engineering Department, Jal Shakti, plumbers and other required technical staff to the Hospitals till their own staff is arranged. He impressed upon them to work in close coordination and synergy, so that the required works are completed at the earliest and the Hospitals are commissioned for public use in these critical times,” he said.

During the meeting, the official spokesperson said that the Divisional Commissioners apprised the Advisor about the status of Hospitals in their respective divisions.

“The Engineers from DRDO informed the Advisor that the works on both the Hospitals are going in full swing and the Hospitals will be completed within the given timelines,” he said.

He further said that about the deployment of the manpower, the Advisor was informed that some health care professionals, para medical staff have been provided by Directorates of Health Services while as advertisements have also been issued by Principals of GMC Jammu/Srinagar for engagement of doctors, lab technicians, para medical staff etc in these Hospitals.

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