Bali takes stock of preparedness to control dengue -
Bali takes stock of preparedness to control dengue
Posted 18 Oct 2017 05:00 PM

Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today visited SMGS Hospital to review the preparedness to prevent and control the spread of dengue besides taking stock of the facilities being provided to patients.
To fight this vector-borne disease, the Minister asked the Health Department to step up prevention efforts and asked the concerned officers to launch information campaigns to raise awareness among people on prevention and control of this disease.
He also directed the officers to conduct regular visits to various hospitals in the region for assessing the situation and to provide on the spot technical guidance to the health authorities. Cases of dengue must be dealt with special care, the Minister exhorted.
During the visit, the Minister interacted with patients admitted with dengue in emergency and other wards and enquired about the medical care and other facilities being provided to them.
He also visited Neonatal ICU and pediatric oncology ward where he distributed gifts among pediatric patients suffering from cancer.
Later, the Minister convened a detailed meeting with the hospital administration to review the facilities being provided to patients and steps being taken to improve medicare. He issued on the spot instructions to purchase 50 beds out of Hospital Development Fund (HDF) within 24 hours to provide better facilities to the patients
Bali Bhagat also reviewed the status of ongoing civil and mechanical works in SMGS, GMC and Associated Hospitals.
The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary Health and Medical Dr. Pawan Kotwal, Principal GMC, Jammu Dr Sunanda Raina, Director Health Services, Mission Director NHM, All HODs of SMGS, Medical Superintendent GMC, Xen Mechanical, Xen PWD, Planning and other officers.

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