Committed to affordable access to public healthcare : JK LG

Committed to affordable access to public healthcare : JK LG

 

Srinagar, June 13: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday said that we are committed to affordable access to public healthcare and to build a healthy society

This he said while chairing the first meeting after the re-constitution of the Governing Body of SKIMS Soura Srinagar, at Civil Secretariat here.

“We must focus on people-centred approach for accessible, equitable and efficient delivery of healthcare services. We are committed to affordable access to public healthcare and to build a healthy society,” the Lt Governor added.

Sinha directed the concerned authorities to make systemic interventions for quality care, affordable and accessible healthcare services to the patients. It must be ensured that all the necessary medical equipments are being procured and functioning properly, he said.

The meeting held extensive deliberations on key aspects of patient-care services and gave in-principle approvals to various agenda items for improving the overall functioning of the reputed health institution.

The members of the Governing Body also shared their valuable suggestions and inputs on augmentation of healthcare facilities in SKIMS.

Among others, Advisor to Lt Governor Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar; Chief Secretary Atal Dulloo, Santosh D Vaidya, Principal Secretary, Finance Department; Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, Principal Secretary to Lt Governor; Dr M Srinivas, Director AIIMS New Delhi; Dr Rajiv Bahl, DG ICMR; Sanjeev Verma, Commissioner Secretary, GAD; Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Secretary, Health and other members attended the meeting.

UNI

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