5 ISM hospitals, 30 dispensaries coming up in JK
Filed Under: Health & Science, World | Posted: 02/14/2013 at 4:56AM
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The Minister was speaking at an officers meeting of ISM Department, convened to review the physical and financial status of ongoing projects taken up under the flagship health scheme NRHM and State plan for up-gradation of ISM related infrastructure in the State here today.
The Health Minister asked the department to encourage the people to also avail this choice of treatment, as the government has already setup ISM health centers at all State and District level hospitals, besides Primary Health Centers, where free medicines as well as other related facilities have been available free of cost for needy patients.
Director ISM, Dr. Abdul Kabir, Mission Director, NRHM, Dr. Yashpaul Sharma and other senior officers of concerned Departments attended the meeting.
The Health Minister emphasized upon the concerned authorities to ensure proper treatment facilities to at the ISM hospitals adding that it should be strictly ensured that patients are get free medicines and other health care facilities kept available by the government for them in these hospitals.
The Minister directed for time bound completion of under execution hospital buildings and asked the Director ISM sort out the issues with concerned departments so that the work do not hamper.
Director, ISM, Dr. Abdul Kabir gave detailed resume of physical and financial achievements registered by the department towards promotion of ISM treatment in the State. He said that about 40 lakh people have been treated in ISM health centers and hospitals during last 10 months of current fiscal. He said 2 AYUSH unit have been set up at 396 PHCs providing the choices of treatment under one roof, besides treatment facilities like panchkarma, kasharsutra and regimental therapies have been made available for the patients in 2 Community Health Centers in Kupwara and Sarwal,
Giving financial status of some major under construction projects, Dr. Kabir informed that construction work on government Medical College (AYd), Akhnoor, Unani College Nawabagh, Ganderbal, 50 bedded integrated AYUSH hospital Harwan, Srinagar, 50 bedded Ayurveda hospital Jammu, besides the construction work on 30 ISM Dispensaries at the cumulative cost of Rs 101.36 crore are apace against which Rs.34.70 crore have been released under NRHM and State plan. He also informed that out of the released funds Rs. 33.33 crore have been expended on these projects till December last.