Srinagar: Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, along with Additional Chief Secretary Health and Medical Education, Vivek Bharadwaj on Tuesday paid a surprise visit Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital (SMHS) here and took stock of the medical care facilities available to public there.
During the visit Chief Secretary inspected wards, ICU, Oxygen plants, OPD areas and also assessed the cleanliness and other amenities available to the patients. He directed the management of hospital to provide best and quality care medical facilities to the public besides the specialist doctors should be made available round the clock at the hospital for the advanced treatment of the patients.
During the visit, Dr. Mehta also interacted with patients and attendants and had first hand appraisal from them regarding the services provided by the hospital administration. He also enquired about the well being of patients being treated at the hospital.
While reviewing different amenities available at the hospital, the Chief Secretary directed the management of hospital for improvement in cleanliness and overall upkeep of hospital and its surroundings for the welfare of patients and the attendants.
Meanwhile, the Chief Secretary also visited SKIMS Soura and reviewed the functioning of the institution.
During the visit, Dr. Mehta had a detailed round of the institute and took stock of all the medical care facilities provided to the public there.
At SKIMS, the Chief Secretary interacted with the injured patients of bus accident of 26th April at Pattan and directed concerned officers to provide best and treatment to the injured persons. He also wished them speedy recovery.
While interacting with the management of the SKIMS, Chief Secretary directed Director SKIMS to enrol for grading of facilities like ISO Certification and others, so that this premier institute gets its name well across the country.
Assessing the steps initiated for cleanliness in hospitals, Chief Secretary appreciated the improvement in cleanliness and overall upkeep of hospital and its surroundings for the welfare of patients and the attendants. However, he emphasized on further improvement in the cleanliness and proper disposal of bio medical waste to avoid spread of infections to patients.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole; Dy. Commissioner Srinagar; Commissioner SMC; Principal SMHS and other officers also accompanied the Chief Secretary during the visits.