Number of beds in hospitals will be increased- Vij

Chandigarh, August 31 – Haryana Health Minister Mr Anil Vij said that the number of beds in hospitals would be increased so that the patients who need indoor treatment, get the same.Also, five per cent of the beds would be reserved for senior citizens, he added.

          Mr Vij  was presiding over a meeting to review the functioning  of Health Department, AYUSH, National Health Mission and Directorate of Medical Education and Research   here today.

          The Health Minister, who was informed about the repair   of   buildings, construction of rooms and issues concerning the staff, gave directions that the work be finished on time 

          Mr Vij said that under the cleanliness campaign being carried out in the State, 21,265 water samples were taken from water tanks at bus stands, schools, colleges and public places. Of these, 6,700 samples have failed and action is being taken against  concerned officers . During the meeting, officers submitted reports pertaining to dengue, malaria, availability of medicines in hospitals and other matters related to the Department.

            It was informed that with a view to providing excellent health services to the people, AYUSH and Health Departments would organise camps, in which medicines would also be provided. The Minister added that  a system was being prepared for proper operation of Primary Health Centres, under which shortage of doctors in these Centres and all hospitals would be remedied.

          Additional Chief Secretary Medical Education and Research Department, Mr K. K. Khandelwal, Principal Secretary Health Mr R. R. Jowel, Director General AYUSH Mr Gulshan Ahuja, Mission Director of National Health Mission Mr S. Narayanan, Director General Health Mr. D. P. Lochan and other officers were also present  in the meeting.

No. IPRDH/2015