J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare made a surprise visit of Safdarjung Hospital, here today. During the visit he reviewed the preparedness regarding Dengue and instructed the officials to ensure enough availability of platelets for dengue patients. The Health Minister expressed satisfaction regarding the preparation and availability of platelets/blood at the hospital.
The Health Minister met representatives from some prominent NGOs in the health sector and invited them to participate in “Kayakalp”, an initiative of the Health Ministry to encourage public health facilities to work towards standards of excellence to help the facilities stay clean and hygienic. He invited the NGOs to adopt any ward, area section or premise or any part of the activities of the hospital to supplement government efforts.
Shri Nadda inspected various units during his visit to the hospital. He visited different units of the blood bank and transfusion unit, Department of burns and plastic maxillofacial surgery centre, dengue ward and the waste management centre. The Health Minister expressed happiness over the waste management system of the hospital.
The Health Minister stated that the Ministry is looking at giving more powers to the hospital administration through Rogi Kalyan Samiti (RKS) so that the hospital can be run in a better manner. The Health Minister also instructed hospital administration to solve accommodation issues of senior resident doctors, after his interaction with the latter.
The Medical Superintendent (MS) of Safdarjung hospital, Dr. Rajkumar briefed the Health Minister regarding the recent initiatives of the hospital and future expansion plans.