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DC Kathua reviews achievements under Health Sector Schemes

Seeks focus on quality assurance, accessible, affordable patient care

KATHUA: District Development Commissioner, Kathua Rahul Pandey today chaired a meeting to review achievements under Health Sector Schemes, functioning of health institutions and the healthcare facilities being extended to patients.

The DC also reviewed the availability of doctors, paramedical staff and sanitation conditions in the health institutions of the District.

The meeting was attended by Programme Officer, ICDS Kathua, CMO Kathua, Dy. CMO, Kathua, District Tuberculosis Officer, District Health Officer, District Immunization Officer, Executive Engineer PWD (R&B) Div Kathua, Assistant Executive Engineer PWD (R&B) Div Basohli besides concerned officers and officials of health department.

A threadbare discussion was held on the physical status of projects, financial implications, Healthcare achievements, Patient care, FW and Immunization and other related issues.

On the occasion, the CMO gave a detailed overview through a powerpoint presentation and projected various issues regarding Staff dearth and other related issues.

The DC urged upon health functionaries to come up to the expectations of the patients and focus on quality assurance, accessible, affordable health care to enhance the satisfaction level of the users of Govt health facilities.

The DC also took feedback about the implementation of various schemes and programmes under National Health Mission, including RBSK, PC& PNDT besides covid containment measures, Status of Oxygen Generation Plants etc.

Regarding the achievements made under AB-PMJAY-SEHAT in the district, the DC directed to work out modalities for speeding up the registration for AB-PMJAY SEHAT scheme and impressed upon all concerned to redouble efforts to achieve 100 percent target of registration of beneficiaries under the scheme in the district.

It was also given out that there are 73.13 percent families and 67.58% beneficiaries have been registered under the scheme.

During the meeting, the DC laid stress on improvement of infrastructure of healthcare facilities and rationalisation of medical staff, sensitisation of staff to cater the need of patients.

The DC also directed the concerned officers to project the issues that require intervention of the administration by paying site visits and monitoring timeliness, quality of assets besides fixing responsibilities of executing agencies.

The DC also added that AB PM-JAY SEHAT Scheme is one of the most ambitious schemes launched by the Government to provide free of cost Universal Health Insurance Coverage and efforts should be made to ensure its saturation.

Later, the Deputy Commissioner reviewed the overall functioning of AYUSH and stressed for effective implementation of the schemes and providing best patient care services to the patients in hospitals.

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