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Expert panel to visit Kashmir hospitals; will examine healthcare facilities

Last Updated on July 28, 2021 at 6:27 pm

For assessing the health care facilities in the Kashmir division an expert committee has been framed as directed by the High Court.

The panel will be on five days visit to the hospitals from August 7 to examine the healthcare facilities like infrastructure, human resources and equipment.

If any defects or faults are found in the system, panel has been asked to guide and provide the recommendations for the same.

 “In view of the five days visit of the team constituted by the High Court of J&K starting from 7th August 2021. Dr Syed Manzoor Qadri, Assistant Director, Health Services, Kashmir & Dr Talat Jabeen, Epidemiologist, Kashmir are hereby nominated as Liaison Officers/ Nodal Officers for the visiting team who shall also be assisted by Ajaz Rasool, NMS of this office,” read an order issued here by the DHSK.

For the facilities like boarding, transport and refreshment to be arranged for the team Dr Talat Jabeen has been appointed.

The visiting team involves Dr Yogesh Chawla, Retired Director PGIMER, Chandigarh, Dr Ravi Gupta, Medical Superintendent Govt. Medical College and Hospital Sector 32, Chandigarh, Dr Kaisar Ahmed, ex. Principal Government Medical College, Srinagar, Dr Showket Zargar, Retired Director, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Director, Health Services, Srinagar and Principal, Government Medical College, Srinagar.
Two committees, one each for Jammu and Kashmir, were formed by the J&K High Court.

Dr Yogesh Chawla will be heading both the Committees formed while the Directors of Health Services, Kashmir and Jammu, have been assigned to work as the Member Secretary of the Committees.