Bali inaugurates 32-beddded recovery ward, common room for doctors in GMC


Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today dedicated new 32-beddded recovery ward and facility of common room for doctors (boys & girls) in hospital canteen of Government Medical College and Hospital, Jammu.
Constructed at an estimated cost of rupees one crore, the recovery ward will facilitate the extra-ordinary rush of patients of Ortho, Surgery and Neurology units.
Similarly, the common room facility has been developed at an estimated cost of Rs. 20 lakh. Both these facilities were requirements of MCI which have been fulfilled.
Minister of State for Health & Medical Education,  Asiea Naqash and MLA Jammu West, Sat Sharma were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Bali said that it is endeavour of the BJP-PDP Government to ensure better infrastructural facilities in the health institutions across the state, adding that majority of population in Jammu and Kashmir is dependent on the government health sector and efforts have been stepped up to improve the overall health scenario.
He further said that GMC, being premier tertiary healthcare centre in the entire Jammu region, caters to the huge rush of patients, especially in the winters due to darbar move, and the government has been paying focused attention to plug all gaps to ensure improved facilities to the patients in this prominent health institution.
Bali said that after the enhancement of 50 medical seats in GMCJ last year, the MCI during its inspection had pointed out certain deficiencies in accommodation and other infrastructural facilities.
These also included a dedicated recovery ward, common room facility for doctors (males & females) in doctors’ canteen and a high dependency ward for the critical patients.
He said that the two requirements have been fulfilled and the third one viz; high dependency ward will be set up soon for which an amount of Rs. 1.17 crore has been sanctioned.
Principal, GMC, Dr. Sunanda Raina, Registrar, Academics, Dr. Yashpal Sharma, Medical Superintendent, Dr. Dara Singh, besides several HoDs, faculty members and Medical Superintendents of Associated Hospitals were also present on the occasion.

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