‘Imperative to maintain cleanliness in hospitals’


Urging for maintaining cleanliness in and around all the hospitals, minister of State for Health and Medical Education, Housing & Urban Development Department, Social Welfare, Asiea Naqash today said that it is imperative that hospitals are well maintained and clean.
The minister said this during an award ceremony organized on the culmination of Swachta Pakhwada (Cleanliness fortnight) here at Lal Ded hospital. 
Addressing the gathering, the minister said that as a part of the Swachh Bharat Mission mandate, it is important that all the hospitals are well maintained and clean, in order to move towards the target goal of a healthy, unpolluted environment. 
A fortnight programme of SwachtaPakhwada campaign was started from 1st April 2018 April 2018.
The minister said that under the programme an intensive cleaning of health facilities and offices across the State was ensured. She added that plantation of trees, landscaping and maintenance of green areas was also carried out systematically. 
The minister lauded the efforts by Mission Director, NHM, J&K, Directorate of Health Services, Principal Government Medical College, Srinagar and her team at Government Lal Ded Hospital for making special efforts to make the campaign a great success.
Later, Minister also inaugurated a blood donation camp at the hospital which was organized by National Health Mission. On the occasion, regular blood donor Shabir Hussain Khan donated his blood for 160th time
Commissioner Srinagar Municipality Corporation, Principal Government Medical College Srinagar and Medical Superintendent, Government Lal Ded Hospital, Srinagar, principal/dean government medical college Srinagar Prof Samia Rashid, mission director NHM, Dr Yashpal Sharma, medical superintendent LD Hospital Dr Shabir Siddiqi, head department of gynaecology and obstertrics Prof Shehnaz Taing, deputy director health services Dr Fayaz Ahmed were also present. 
The dignitaries gave away awards for the best ward and best nurses station at LD Hospital. The award carried a momento and a cash prize of Rs 10000 and Rs 3333 for the winner and runner up respectively.

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