Govt devises criteria for making healthcare institutions junk-free

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Government has devised criteria for making the healthcare institutions junk free and all Heads of the 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 of the Health and Medical Education Department, all Heads of 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 queried whether the hospitals have demarcated space for keeping condemned junk material, documented and implemented condemnation policy, prepared a list of condemned and written off junk material and have a hospital committee to 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 an 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 further reads that 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.

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