Director Health Services, Kashmir, Dr Kunzes Dolma today chaired series of meetings wherein various issues including review of the mechanism of referral of patients to various levels of healthcare institutions particularly the tertiary hospitals, the introduction of DNB courses in various District Hospitals of Kashmir Division and establishment of Tertiary Care Cancer Center at Kupwara were discussed.
While reviewing the referral mechanism, threadbare discussions were held on the issues concerning referral to tertiary care hospitals wherein it was decided to streamline the processes of referrals from peripheries to tertiary care hospitals.
The hospital administrators briefed the chair about the difficulties being faced in streamlining the referral mechanism.
DHSK also stressed upon completing the groundwork for starting DNB courses in Identified District Hospitals so that the service delivery is improved and academics are initiated in peripheral health institutions.
Later on, DHSK also reviewed the progress on the establishment of Tertiary Care Cancer Center (TCCC) to be established at District Kupwara. Dr Maqbool Lone, Head of Department, Radiation Oncology, SKIMS shared his expertise regarding the statutory requirements for establishing such a facility.
DHSK directed the concerned officers to expedite the regulatory formalities so that necessary approvals from Competent Authorities are obtained at the earliest.
All Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors, Chief Medical Officers, Medical Superintendents and other senior officers attended the said meetings.