Monday, August 8, 2022

CM directs officials of Health Dept to make sure no lack of medicines in hospitals

Ranchi, Aug. 9: Chief Minister Raghubar Das today asked the officials of the health department to adopt a zero tolerance policy and make sure that all health care facilities be provided to the people in the state.

Chairing a high level meeting of the Health Department here, Das asked them to make sure that there was no lack of medicines in the hospitals.

He said a sum of Rs 11.94 crore has been allocated for the hospitals so that the people do not have to run for medicines.

The CM expressed anguish over the incident in Gumla where a child had died due to malaria as medicines were not in the hospital.

In his strict orders, Das said, the money should be utilised for purchase of medicines only and directed that in case of death of any patient the hospital should make arrangements so that the body could be sent to their homes for which the civil surgeons would be responsible.

He also instructed the department to purchase new vehicles for carrying the dead bodies from the district hospitals and they should be operated by social workers and NGOs.

Das asked to allot the land for building of Cancer Hospital with the help of Tata Group near RINPAS and all the works related to it should be completed on time.

Das said all the hospitals should run in a professional manner and also asked to make arrangements for basic amenities in the hospital.

The CM asked the hospital managers to maintain cleanliness in the hospitals and said that action would be taken against the managers if hospitals are kept untidy.

Das said a zero tolerance would be adopted in the area of cleanliness and medicines and said that culprits would not be spared.

He asked to hire medical staff on contractual basis and asked the civil surgeons to take immediate action to solve the issues related to lack of doctors, para medical staff, cleanliness staffs and medicines in the health care centers and hospitals falling in their area.

Das laid stress that small services in the medical area be linked with skill development. He said that he would be making surprise visits of the hospitals and warned that negligence would not be tolerated.

He asked the officials to make arrangements so that MBBS study can commence in three new upcoming colleges.

Health Minister Ramchandra Chandravanshi, Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma, Development Commissioner Amit Khare, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Sanjay Kumar, NRHM Director Kripanand Jha, RIMS Director B L Sherwal and other officials were present in the meeting.

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