Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik e-inaugurated 15 Health and Wellness Centers situated in Doda, Jammu, Udhampur, Baramulla, Kupwara, and Pulwama districts, during a function organized by the National Health Mission, J&K. The Governor observed that H&WCs which are fully functional with respect to Infrastructure, Facade Branding, Human Resource, Equipment, Drugs and Diagnostics will be instrumental in providing comprehensive Primary Healthcare, and bring the healthcare system closer to the homes of people. He presented Awards to the best performing Districts, Blocks & Health Workers during the Measles- Rubella Vaccination Campaign, launched in the State on Sep 24 and congratulated the Health Department for its vigorous campaign in making it a complete success in just 61 days of activity.
Welcoming the 1000 Medical Officers, who have been recruited through one of the largest recruitment drive made by the Public Service Commission in the shortest possible time (42 days), the Governor noted that with the recruitment of 1000 Medical Officers, the gaps in terms of shortage of manpower shall be fulfilled in far flung areas to a significant extent. He advised the medical fraternity to contribute as much as they can in strengthening the healthcare infrastructure in the State and set bench marks in patient care. Citing these two examples and many other achievements of the State on varied fronts, Governor urged the print and electronic media to highlight various developmental initiatives and achievements of the State which truly reflect strength and character of its people. K Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor, appreciated the Health Department for its very professional approach in making MR Vaccination Campaign a success and thanked very one associated with it. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary of the state, urged the health workers to adopt modern tools and technology in filling up the gaps in healthcare delivery system. – United News of India