Committed to provide quality healthcare services in JK, says Admin

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Jammu: Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education, Vivek Bhardawaj on Wednesday reiterated the commitment of the administration to provide quality health care services to the people of JK.

He said this after declaring open 2-days orientation workshop on NABH standards at Indira Gandhi Govt Dental College, Amphalla.

He maintained that the accreditation of any product or service induces faith and confidence in it. He stressed that the health sector is among the most vital services dealing with birth, death, and the life in between so the certification of this service is pre-eminent.

Bhardawaj advised the health care providers to be ready to face the tough competition at the hands of private players.

“Govt institutions need to upgrade their services at par with the upcoming private hospitals to retain the tag of the major service provider in the UT,” he said on the occasion.

He emphasized that introducing quality management in dental care services is very important and accreditation standards help to achieve the purpose of upgrading them continuously. He asked them to avail this golden opportunity to improve their health services.

Dr Rakesh K Gupta, Principal, Indira Gandhi Government Dental College, Jammu thanked the administration for providing their institution the opportunity to be part of orientation workshop on NABH standards

He assured that the college will upgrade all parameters to get the necessary accreditation at the earliest.

“Strength of institution depends on patient care, academic and research.  IGGDC is the only dental college of JK registered with the Health Research wing of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of India,” he said.

It is pertinent to mention that IGGDC is getting accredited for NAAC in the second phase of the process and it is the first institute in the health sector in JK.

Dr Riyaz Farooq, Principal and Dean of Government Dental College, Srinagar stressed that the best quality doctors are being produced by the Government Dental Colleges of the UT and stressed their efficient utilization of health services at various levels for the benefit of the general masses.

The following resource persons from New Delhi included Dr Abhishak Sharma, Asstt Director, NABH; Dr Vivek Gupta and Dr Akshit Prasad.

Others who spoke on the occasion include Dr Shashi Sudan Principal and Dean, GMC, Jammu; Dr Mohan Singh, Director, Ayush, JK, Jammu.

Moreover, the workshop was attended by doctors from Government Dental Colleges across the UT of JK.


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