Advisor Bhatnagar chairs high level meet on establishment of DRDO Hospitals at twin cities of Jammu/Srinagar


Jammu: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar today chaired a high level meeting to review the progress of work on establishment of two 500 bedded DRDO Hospitals at Jammu and Srinagar respectively.

The meeting was attended by Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo; Divisional Commissioners of Jammu/Kashmir, Deputy Commissioners of Jammu/Srinagar, Principals of GMC Jammu/Kashmir, Director Health Services of Jammu/Kashmir, Chief Engineer R&B Jammu/Kashmir, Chief Engineer DRDO, incharge Medical Superintendents of both Hospitals, senior officials of health as well as other allied departments both in person as well as through virtual mode.

During the meeting, Advisor Bhatnagar took a detailed review of all the major works needed for early operationalisation of the hospital like status of civil work, water power supply, sewerage system, public utilities, hiring of man power as well as other aspects of the hospitals.

Speaking in the meeting, Advisor Bhatnagar directed the concerned officers to expedite the pace of work and ensure that the Hospitals are completed within the given timelines and dedicated to public use at the earliest.

The Advisor further asked the officers to give adequate training to doctors and other paramedical staff who will be deployed at these Hospitals. He further directed them to give specialised training to those doctors and paramedics who will be dealing with the ICU wards of these Hospitals.

Advisor Bhatnagar stressed upon the concerned officers that details of medicines required, medical consumables, diagnostic tools and other logistics should be thoroughly worked out well in advance so that treatments as per protocols can be provided to the patients.

Taking stock of other allied works, the Advisor impressed upon the officers that laying of medical oxygen gas pipelines, sewerage network system and other allied works should be completed within the fixed timelines besides availability of medical oxygen has to be ensured with emergency back up systems in place.

Advisor Bhatnagar further asked the concerned officers to devise a mechanism for deployment of Engineers of PWD, PDD, Mechanical Engineering Department, Jal Shakti, plumbers and other required technical staff to the Hospitals till their own staff is arranged. He impressed upon them to work in close coordination and synergy, so that the required works are completed at the earliest and the Hospitals are commissioned for public use in these critical times.

During the meeting, the Divisional Commissioners of Jammu and Kashmir apprised the Advisor about the status of Hospitals in their respective divisions.

The Engineers from DRDO informed the Advisor that the works on both the Hospitals are going in full swing and the Hospitals will be completed within the given timelines.

Regarding the deployment of the manpower, the Advisor was informed that some health care professionals, para medical staff have been provided by Directorates of Health Services while as advertisements have also been issued by Principals of GMC Jammu/Srinagar for engagement of doctors, lab technicians, para medical staff etc in these Hospitals.