J-K govt plans to make health sector junk free

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Jammu and Kashmir Government has devised a criteria for making the health care institutions as junk free and all heads of department of health and medical education department have been directed to implement the criteria immediately.

As per the circular, issued by Manoj Kumar Dwivedi Principal Secretary to the government Health and Medical, a copy of which lies with a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), all Heads of the Departments of Health and Medical Education have been asked to check whether there is any junk material in patient care areas, in open areas, corridors and critical service areas.

The circular reads that the hospital demarcated space for keeping condemned junk material, has hospital documented
and implemented condemnation policy, has hospital prepared list of condemned and written off junk material and has hospital committee condemn junk material.

“Accordingly, it is impressed upon all the Heads of the Departments of the Health and Medical Education Department to implement the aforesaid criteria in all healthcare Institutions on immediate basis, so the things that are considered to be unserviceable or un-repaired, can be removed from the Hospitals within two months in order to make all Healthcare Institutions junk free and achieve the target as prescribed in the deliverables within time,” it reads.

It reads that besides, it is also impressed that they shall submit their action taken or compliance report in this regard to the Administrative Department, as per the prescribed deadlines.(KNO)

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