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Minister of State for Health & Medical Education, Ms Asiea Naqash Tuesday convened a high-level meeting to review the overall functioning of tertiary hospitals in Kashmir Division.

During the meeting, the Minister also had a discussion regarding the up-gradation program sponsored by World Bank in which additional construction in some hospitals would be undertaken, an official spokesperson said this evening.

“The entire Health & Medical Education department worked as one unit in most coordinated way in most difficult situation, which needs to be appreciated,” the Minister said.

The Minister received detailed feedback about the availability of medicines, diagnostic equipment, blood, ambulances and measures put in place to meet the emergencies in all the Valley hospitals.

She called upon the heads of the institutions to put in their best efforts to provide all necessary possible medical facilities to all injured and monitor the situation on daily basis.

Ms Naqash also directed taking immediate measures to start renovation work on flood damaged hospital buildings.

While lauding the role of doctors, paramedics and drivers during the prevailing situation in the Valley, the Minister said that Government acknowledges the commendable work done by them, who provided necessary medicare and help to the patients and saved many previous lives.

She said that the employees of the Health & Medical Education department have proved their sincerity and dedication and maintained the dignity of the noble profession in most difficult moments.


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