Minister T S Singhdeo reviews the functioning of the Health Department and instructs to expedite Covid testing and vaccination.

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Public Health and Family Welfare Minister TS Singhdeo reviewed the departmental work related to the health department operating in Mungeli and Janjgir-Champa, including Bilaspur. While reviewing the CIMs, T S Singhdeo directed them to investigate the purchase of the Mechanized Laundry Machine for Rs. 54 lakh at a higher cost. Taking serious note of the complaints of frequent disturbances in CIMs, he directed Dean Dr Kamal Kishore Sahare to improve the systems at the earliest. Ensure that doctors and staff work in good coordination.

Along with increasing the Covid testing, the Minister instructed him to speed up the Covid vaccination. Leader of Opposition in the Vidhan Sabha Dharamlal Kaushik, MLAs Shailesh Pandey, Narayan Chandel and Indu Banjare and senior officials of the Health Department were present in the meeting.

The Minister reviewed the functioning of the Health Department in detail. Giving information about CIMS, Dr Sahare said that, at present, there are 710 beds in CIMs. The present space is insufficient for the necessary infrastructure for the 200 seats in the MBBS course. On this, Health Minister T S Singhdeo directed to prepare a proposal for a 900-bed hospital and send it to the government. Expressing strong displeasure over the frequent complaints in CIMs, he advised to resolve it soon. Forming a technical team for the purchase of materials, he instructed the officials to purchase them only from the government prescribed agency.
The Health Minister also asked to expedite the Covid vaccination, describing the vaccination percentage of children as inadequate and requiring special effort. He also instructed to increase Covid testing. Minister T S Singhdeo said that the medicines’ availability must be ensured in all hospitals. This whole process should be transparent. He directed the Chief Medical and Health Officers to conduct surveys for sub-health centres according to the population. He advised to hand over all completed sub-health centres to the health department.

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