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Itagar, Jan 24: “Doctors, nurses and paramedical staffs are the forerunners in changing the health scerio of the state. Your dedication and sincerity towards your duties alone can assist materialize the health programs and policies of state government,” said Health and Family Welfare minister Jomde Ke. He was speaking in an interaction program held in the conference hall of the general hospital at Ziro in Lower Subansiri district on Monday, an official report informed. “The government under the dymic leadership of chief minister Pema Khandu will leave no stones unturned in improving the health scerio of the state. We will ensure best quality medicines and surgical equipments are delivered to the hospitals across the state. For this we have set up a committee to streamline distribution of medicines to prevent shortages in the district and also signed a MoU with a company to identify and repair medical equipments,” he further informed. While exhorting the staffs to maintain a cordial environment in the hospital he said, “The entire medical fraternity has to work as a cohesive team to realize the dream of a healthy society. Right from the sweeper to the DMO in the hospital everyone has a vital role to play.” “The doctors working as program officers of various health programs should also attend OPDs as and when required. We are committed to the welfare of the medical staffs, at the same time we expect dedication and a coordited effort from all of you,” the minister added. Informing that the government has also constituted a state level monitoring committee and a fact finding committee which will make surprise inspections to hospitals to check and curtail doctor absenteeism from their place of posting, Ke appealed all the doctors to justify their emoluments from the government.
The minister on the occasion also informed that the general hospital will soon be upgraded to a Zol hospital and it will act as a referral centre for neighboring Kurung Kurmey, Kra Daadi and Upper Subansiri districts. Responding to the memorandum submitted by 17 Ziro Hapoli MLA Tage Taki for renovating the dilapidated fifty year old hospital building while the zol hospital project is in pipeline, Ke assured to provide funds for the same. He also assured to take up the requirement of funds for a boundary wall, cattle bridge and interl road carpeting for the general hospital in the revised estimate budget, the report added.