Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Sunday inaugurated a modern testing gadget at G.B. Panth hospital for which Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah has donated Rs. 30 lakh out of his MP Local Area Development Fund. The Minister for Medical Education, Taj Mohi-u-Din was also present on the occasion.
The new medical testing gadget known as Bact Alert is a comprehensive machine that would undertake the culturing of blood sample within 24 to 36 hours isolating the bacteria and its specie, and decide the requisite antibiotic for the treatment of the patient. The gadget is having the capacity of handling as many as 240 samples at a time as such will give considerable fillip to the modern testing and treatment facilities in the hospital.
While enquiring about the functioning and facilities added in the hospital since the last year, the Chief Minister also received appraisal of the status of treatment being provided to the infants in the hospital. The Medical Superintendent of the Hospital, Dr. Masoodi told the Chief Minister that 15 bedded Paediatric Intensive Care Unit has been made functional in the hospital adding that this facility has expended the orbit of specialised treatment and medicare in the hospital.
The Chief Minister said that the development of Health sector has been flagged as one of the most important sectors in the State’s development policy and focused attention is on ensuring all-round and comprehensive development in all disciplines of Health sector in the state. He said along with providing modern equipment better infrastructure is being added in the hospitals both in the Urban as well as Rural areas.
The District Development Commissioner, Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Shah was also present on the occasion among various senior doctors.