Minister for Health and Medical Education, ARI and Trainings, Choudhary Lal Singh on Thursday lashed out at the former National Conference, Congress government for “misleading” people over establishment of paediatric hospital in summer capital Srinagar.
“When I joined the government, I was astonished to see that there was no home work done by the previous government over the establishment of the paediatric hospital in Srinagar,” he told reporters at GB Pant hospital after inaugurating 30-bed causality at the healthcare institute.
“NC- Congress government has misled people over the establishment of paediatric hospital in Srinagar,” he alleged. “There is no DPR, there are no home work as far as the establishment of the hospital was concerned.”
“I will not spare anyone who is involved in creating indiscipline in government hospitals,” Singh told doctors and paramedics during an early morning visit at pediatric tertiary care facility – GB Pant Hospital here.
Pertinently, the Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, gave nod to the construction of new Paediatric Hospital within the upcoming 200 bedded Maternity Hospital at Bemina at a cost of Rs 25 crore.
The decision was taken to facilitate the availability of Paediatric healthcare facilities alongside the maternity hospital within the same building premises
The minister told reporters that his government was keen on the project and very soon the project will be started soon.
Earlier the minister inaugurated the 30-bed causality ward at the hospital and hoped that it would mitigate the sufferings of the patients coming to healthcare institute. The minister said the quality healthcare would be the “topmost priority” for his department. “If people come to you, they need to be treated well. They should feel the difference,” he said.
Taking a tour of the hospital, the minister said GB Pant hospital has shown a “positive” change as far as the sanitation was concerned. However he directed hospital authorities to make hospital services and health care easily available for the patients.
“Patients shouldn’t feel dejected after coming to this hospital. They should come happily and leave happily,” Singh told the officials.