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JP Nadda Surprises RML Hospital

In focus to review administrative procedures in the hospital for serious health outbreaks, and in check with the administrative staff

After all the hue and cry in the Delhi healthcare circles, the health ministry has raised its antenna to take an immediate review of the situation. A surprise visit by Union health minister JP Nadda to RML is one such step in this direction. His visit this time was marked by single-fold objective of checking the preparedness of dengue in RML, as well as ensuring the availability of platelets and hygiene in the hospital. This is indeed an offshoot of growing rainfall menace in the city, which leads to mosquito infection becoming a bigger concern.

During his visit, JP Nadda is also reported to have inspected various wards and pharmacy, to interact with patients and to learn first-hand their real experience in the state-run hospital. He also issued important instructions to the like to put on display available and non-available medicines so that people can get informed every day. The minister also visited the blood bank, casualty and trauma centre, and checked on waste management facility at the hospital. The minister has asked them to involve NGOs under ‘Kayakalp’ to ensure better services.

As reported by PTI,

‘Kayakalp’ is an initiative of the Health Ministry to encourage public health facilities in the country to work towards standards of excellence to help the facilities stay clean and hygienic.

Nadda while chairing a meeting with various NGOs yesterday invited them to adopt a ward or a section in the three government-run hospitals in the city to help improve cleanliness and amenities in the institutions.

The Health Minister also met representatives of doctors and nurses and issued instructions for improving their working conditions.

Later Nadda said,”I am doing surprise inspections to ensure that we are well prepared to meet challenge of diseases during monsoon like Dengue.

“I interacted with doctors, nurses, patients to find out their problems. This would help me to introduce systemic changes. To begin with we are looking at giving more powers to the hospital administration through Rogi Kalyan Samitis so that hospitals can be run in a better manner,” JP Nadda said.

The minister said that his Ministry is committed to improving not only patient health care but also facilities for our doctors, nurses and other hospital staff.

“I have instructed officials in the ministry also to expedite the work on pending proposals regarding this. I would continue to conduct such surprise checks in other central government hospitals and health facilities,” he said.

Source: inputs from PTI
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