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Improving health services- U’khand govt lands senior officers on ground

Gives charge of monitoring & inspection of districts to seniormost officers

Sunday, 22 May 2022 | PNS | Dehradun

In an attempt to improve the health services in the state the Uttarakhand government has deployed a team of senior officers for district level monitoring and prompt solution of problems. These officers would also be held responsible for the condition of the health services in the district allotted to them. In an order the Health secretary Radhika Jha said on Saturday that the director general (DG) of medical education, Ashish Kumar Srivastava would take charge of Tehri and Pauri districts while the DG health services Dr Shailja Bhatt would oversee Pithoragarh and Champawat districts. Similarly the mission director National Health Mission (NHM) Sonika would look after Dehradun and Haridwar districts, Additional secretary Arunendra Singh Chauhan Uttarkashi and Chamoli, Vice Chancellor (VC) HNB Medical University Dr Hem Chandra Almora and Bageshwar and Additional secretary Garima Raunkali would oversee the Rudraprayag district. The Secretary health would herself oversee the Udham Singh Nagar and Nainital districts.

All the officers have been asked to conduct inspection of the medical services in the districts allocated to them and present a report based on their inspection. In the report they would point out the discrepancies and the shortcomings in the system. Jha said that all the officers would visit the district hospitals, sub district hospitals, Community Health Centres (CHC), Primary Health Centres (PHC) and other hospitals and would inspect the implementation of health schemes, availability of doctors, para medics, other health workers, functioning of medical equipments, availability of medicines and the awareness among the people for using the health services. They would submit a detailed report to the state administration so that the problems can be solved.

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