Dulloo Asks Officers To Utilise ECRP For Revamping Health Infrastructure

Reviews Finalisation Of ‘Covid Emergency Response And Health Systems Preparedness Package Phase-II’

SRINAGAR: Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, Tuesday directed the officers to utilise  the resources under Emergency Covid Response Package (ECRP) effectively so that the health infrastructure is revamped across Jammu and Kashmir to its maximum potential.

Dulloo stressed upon the officers that Paediatric ICUs, Maternity ICUs and Hybrid wards should be made functional in all District Hospitals at the earliest.

He further asked the Principals of newly established Medical Colleges to make Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) fully functional at the earliest so that better paediatric care facilities are provided to the general public.

He also stressed on them to establish the Centre of Excellence one each at Jammu and Srinagar at earliest for the advanced medical care facilities.

While reviewing other infrastructural facilities related to COVID-19, Atal Dulloo directed the officers that the new RTPCR testing labs in five district hospitals should be made functional at the earliest so that the testing frequency is increased across J&K. He further asked them that all possible formalities for acquiring DNA sequencer for GMC Srinagar and GMC Jammu should be completed at the earliest so that innovative and upgraded facilities for COVID response are established here.

Additional Chief Secretary also directed the concerned officers that retrofitting of ambulances should be done as per the modern level besides all the acquired Advance Life Supporting ambulances should be dedicated for the public use.

Highlighting the need of capacity building and training of health workers, Dulloo impressed upon the officers to utilise the resources under ECRP for better capacity building of doctors and other health workers and asked them to utilise the manpower as per their skills and training them as and when required.

He was speaking during a meeting that he chaired of Executive Committee of State Health Society to finalise the ‘COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Package Phase-II’ at Civil Secretariat here.

Mission Director, National Health Mission (NHM) J&K, Principal GMC Srinagar, Principal GMC Jammu, Managing Director, JK Medical Supplies Corporation, Director Health Services Jammu, Director Health Services Kashmir, Principals of newly established Medical Colleges of Anantnag, Baramulla, Rajouri, Kathua and Doda, CMOs of all districts, Medical Superintendents of all district hospitals and other concerned officials participated in the meeting in person and through video conferencing.

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