Meeting held to streamline health services

ITANAGAR, Aug 27: The health & family welfare department is set to functionalize all the general hospitals and district hospitals in the state in phases, in view of expanding the existing facilities in the future.
The decision was taken during a meeting chaired by Health & Family Welfare Principal Secretary Dr AC Verma at the civil secretariat here on Tuesday.
The National Urban Health Mission’s state nodal officer, Dr R Dodum, informed in a press release that streamlining and rational posting of manpower will be carried out soon to fill the human resource gaps in many of the health facilities in the state.
“Blood banks in the state will be functionalized with provision of equipments and other requisites, and correspondence will be made with appropriate authorities for issue of blood bank licences, wherever necessary,” Dr Dodum said.
The department will also notify five general hospitals for upgrading by increasing the capacity of 120 beds to 150, and increasing the capacity of district hospitals from 50 beds to 100 beds.
The meeting also emphasized the need to make specialist doctors, MOs and medical equipments available, along with improving the infrastructure in all health facilities of the state, based on availability of fund.
The participants also discussed matters such as infrastructure, availability of medicines and consumables, ambulance services, hearse vehicles, central drug procurement policy, progress report on the MMRKK programme, etc.
Family Welfare Director Dr Allok Yirang and P&D Joint Director Dr Emi Rumi also attended the meeting.