Secretary Health and Medical Education, Bhupinder Kumar today visited district Kupwara to review the medical facilities and infrastructure development.
The Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Doifode Sagar Dattatray accompanied him, besides Director Coordination, Dr. Yash Pal, ADC Handwara Nazir Ahmad Mir, Chairman MC Handwara, Masroor Banday; CMO Kupwara and other concerned officers.
During the visit, the Secretary and the Deputy Commissioner Kupwara inspected ongoing construction of Rs. 84 crore 200 bedded District Hospital at Handwara.
The Secretary and DC Kupwara inspected entry points of the hospital, Operation Theatres, MRI Room, Labs, USG, ECG, Labour Room and other wards and also checked drawing of the ongoing hospital building. He was informed that Rs.46 crore have been incurred on the execution of the hospital so far.
They also visited functional District Hospital Handwara and inspected various wards of the hospital, Medical Store, Registration Section, Mental Therapy Section and other facilities.
The Secretary directed the executing agencies to speed up the execution of the building, put added efforts and ensure completion within shortest possible time.
The Secretary and DC Kupwara visited the site of Medical College at Chougol Handwara where they were informed that 251 kanal land have already been demarcated. They visited the whole area and inspected the site plan of the Medical College. The Secretary directed for construction of 4 lane approaching road with green patch in centre. He was informed that the approved cost of the Medical College is Rs.255 crore.
The Secretary also inspected makeshift plan for Medical College.
Later, the Secretary while talking to media said that the aim of his visit was to review the health facilities in the district. He said medical facilities are improving in the district and the District Hospital is near to completion, which will also get additional doctors and paramedics.
Regarding Medical College, the Secretary said that the College will start functioning from next year which will boost the overall health scenario of the district.
Replying to a question, Secretary said that 24/7 working facilities are available in the hospital.
The Secretary and the Deputy Commissioner visited various places including Biotech Park Handwara, Degree College Handwara and Kargama to assess the makeshift arrangement for accommodation of Medical College Handwara.