SRINAGAR: Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education, Atal Dulloo on Saturday visited Government Medical College including Isolation ward, Oxygen supply plant and control room to take stock of medical facilities being provided to the patients in view of ongoing pandemic COVID-19.
The Financial Commissioner was accompanied by Mayor Jammu, Chander Mohan Gupta, CEO JK Economic Reconstruction Agency Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Principal, GMC Jammu, Managing Director, J&K Medical Supplies Corporation Ltd., Medical Superintendent GMC and other Senior Officers.
While inspecting the control room, Atal Dulloo directed the officials to maintain proper record of the patients besides providing them all possible treatment and facilities. He also telephonically enquired about welfare of the patients admitted in GMC and its Associated Hospitals and also took direct feedback from them regarding the facilities provided.
Later, the Financial Commissioner convened a meeting with the senior officers of the hospital administration to ensure that the services being provided in the GMC are up to public expectations and the concerns raised by general public are addressed.
He asked the concerned officials to ensure adequate availability of oxygen including sufficient buffer stocks , besides daily report on utilisation of oxygen. He also directed the concerned officer from Legal Metrology Department to depute a designated officer in GMC who will check the pressure of oxygen cylinders and give the report twice a day i.e morning and evening.
He also discussed in detail the issue of increasing the oxygen supported beds and other facilities with the officials and instructed that the senior doctors must perform their duty and go on regular rounds along with other consultants, nurses, para-medics and pharmacists to ensure proper medical facility to the patients.
Regarding increase in oxygen supply, it was decided that the Liquid Oxygen Plant project in GMC worth rupees 17.29 crore will be set up as soon as possible.
FC Health & Medical education issued strict instructions to the doctors to improve upon patient care and ensure that all concerned in the hospital perform their duties to the best of their abilities to overcome the challenge of COVID19 and in the interest of patient care . He instructed the Principal, GMC to ensure that sufficient medical staff is available for managing the COVID patients in the Hospital and daily duty rosters for doctors and paramedics are strictly adhered to for proper patient management.