Government to Provide Life Saving Drugs ‘Free of Cost’, Soon



“Free life saving drugs in Government Hospitals will soon be a reality,” Minister for Health and Medical Education, Ch Lal Singh Wednesday said this while addressing a public rally at Doda.

Earlier, the Minister inspected the District Hospital Doda and reviewed the progress of various on-going construction works in the Hospital, an official spokesperson said this evening.

He directed GM, JKPCC Doda to complete the construction work on boundary wall within month.

Responding to the demand of posting a radiologist in the District Hospital, Minister issued directions to CMO Doda to nominate a Medical Officer for the purpose.

With an initiative to Go Green and Go Clean, Lal Singh issued directions to the CMO Doda to plant Chinar and Deodar tress along the compound wall in District Hospital.

He stressed on maintaining cleanliness in and around the hospital building and asked for face-lifting of the building. He also stressed on clean ambulances besides cleaning the hospital in evening hours when there is less rush of patients in the hospital.

For the convenience of the patients and their attendants accompanying them, he asked for installation of steel sitting benches in the park on the front side of the hospital. Directions were also passed for proper parking of vehicles facing towards the entry gate of the Hospital premises so that in emergency situations, vehicles can be immediately rushed to the spot for carrying the patients.

He also inspected the registration counter of the hospital where he enquired about 102 ambulance facilities, Public Service guarantee Act facilities and diet of the lactating women who underwent delivery in the hospital and asked for improvement in the quality of diet provided to them.

He also interacted with patients in emergency ward and labour room and said that the Health Ministry is working for providing better health services to them and for any complaint and help he asked patients to directly contact him for which he also shared his phone number.

Later, Lal Singh addressed a public rally which was attended by MLA DODA Shakti Raj Parihar, MLA Bhaderwah Daleep Singh Parihar, District President BJP Advocate Manjeet Razdan among others.

Complimenting the social fabric of Doda region which is known for communal harmony and peace, Lal Singh said peace is imperative for the development of a region and Government is working for providing better services to everyone.

He also announced that in next one to two months over 70% of medicines prescribed by the doctors will be available free of cost in all the public health institutions. He further announced that by March this year all the medical tests will be conducted free of cost in all the Government Hospitals. “We are working in a missionary way to provide all the medicines free of cost in Government hospitals by 2017-18,” he further said.


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