Raipur. Public Health and Family Welfare and Medical Education Minister T.S. Singhdeo today reviewed the arrangements of all the medical colleges with senior departmental officers and deans and superintendents of government medical colleges. Expressing displeasure over the delay in the examinations of various nursing courses, he directed them to conduct exams at the earliest. On his instructions, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Smriti Health Sciences and AYUSH University has declared the exam date for all the nursing courses this evening itself. Principal Secretary, Public Health and Family Welfare and Medical Education, Dr Alok Shukla and Secretary Shehla Nigar were also present in the review meeting.
The Medical Education Minister reviewed the infrastructure, building conditions, availability of professors and other staff, arrangements for teaching and treatment, supply of medical equipment, medicines and consumables of all medical colleges in the meeting held in the ministry. It was agreed in the meeting that given the problem in the medicine availability and consumables in the super-speciality services of Endowed Cardiac Institute (ACI), Radiology and Oncology Department at Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Memorial Hospital affiliated to Raipur Medical College, CMDF by the Health Department. Chhattisgarh Medical Services Corporation (CGMSC) will receive 37 crores for their supply. The Health Minister directed to get the Ayushman cards made immediately for the patients who do not have Ayushman cards coming for treatment in all medical colleges. He asked for the treatment of patients by booking prescribed packages under Dr Khubchand Baghel Health Assistance Scheme and Ayushman Bharat Scheme.
T.S. Singhdeo asked CGMSC to enter into price contracts with drug manufacturers and supplier companies at the earliest to ensure the timely availability of medicines and consumables in all hospitals. It was decided in the meeting that; the Deans of Medical Colleges will be able to send indents directly to CGMSC for the supply of medicines. He instructed the officials to shift medical services to new places as building construction in hospitals affiliated to Rajnandgaon, Raigarh and Bilaspur Medical College is complete. He also directed action against the doctors who did not join under the compulsory rural service bond.
In the meeting, the experts of ACI Raipur, Dr Smit Srivastava and Dr K.K. Sahu apprised about the need for human resources and equipment. T.S. Singhdeo inquired about the availability of staff and medical equipment in all the medical colleges. The recruitment process of vacant posts in all the hospitals under the Health Department and Medical Education Department should get expedited. Health Department Commissioner Dr CR. Prasanna, Director Health Services Neeraj Bansod, Director of Medical Education Department Dr RK. Singh, CGMSC Managing Director Kartikeya Goyal and the Deans and Superintendents of all Government Medical Colleges were also present in the review meeting.