Health Minister Dr Balbir Singh pays surprise visit to hospital in Patiala : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

Health Minister Dr Balbir Singh pays surprise visit to hospital in Patiala

Tells staff to pull up socks, takes feedback from patients

Health Minister Dr Balbir Singh pays surprise visit to hospital in Patiala

Health Minister Dr Balbir Singh conducts a surprise check at Rajindra Government Hospital in Patiala, on Saturday. RAJESH SACHAR



Tribune News Service

Patiala, February 3

Health Minister Balbir Singh conducted a surprise check at Rajindra Government Hospital today. After taking stock of the state of affairs of the hospital’s functioning he asked the staff to pull up their socks following complaints of their lackadaisical attitude. He also warned them of strict action if any dereliction of duty was reported.

The Health Minister said during the inspection he found that a hi-tech golf cart that was meant to be ferrying patients was lying unmanned and idle while attendants of the patients were pushing the stretchers around in the hospital corridors.

Minister Balbir said he was there to take stock of the ground reality following the CM’s January 26 announcement that 225 esential medicines and the basic testing facilities would be made available to patient inside hospitals. If certain medications or tests were not available, attendants would be issued a slip to purchase the required medicines externally, and the government would cover the associated costs.

Admitting to a few discrepancies pertaining to the availability of medicines the minister said essential medicines were being supplied from government warehouses but due to some delays a few of them were unavailable at the moment. He also said a few patients had brought the problem of unavailability of said medicines to his notice. Adding he said the college/hospital’s principal and Medical Superintendent had been instructed to form a committee and procure the medicines at the earliest. The required funds for the same had been allotted to the hospital. He further said that ultrasound machines had been purchased and were being installed.

During the surprise visit he also took feedback from a few patients regarding the services being offered at the hospital.

The visit was the second surprise check in less than a week’s time. Earlier he had visited Mata Kaushalya Government Hospital

About The Author

The Tribune News Service brings you the latest news, analysis and insights from the region, India and around the world. Follow the Tribune News Service for a wide-ranging coverage of events as they unfold, with perspective and clarity.


Top News

Fire in Kuwaiti building housing workers kills 35

40 Indians among 49 killed as massive blaze engulfs building in southern Kuwait's Mangaf

PM Modi sends Minister of State for External Affairs Kirti V...

PM Modi holds high-level review meeting on Kuwait fire tragedy

PM Modi holds high-level review meeting on Kuwait fire tragedy

Most Indians who died in the fire are learnt to be from Kera...

Terror attack on SOG camp in J-K’s Doda; 4th such attack in Jammu region in 3 days

Cop injured in terror attack on SOG camp in Doda; 4th such attack in Jammu region in 3 days

Series of attacks began on June 9 when terrorists attacked a...

3 security personnel injured in encounter in J-K’s Doda; suspected terrorist killed in Kathua

Terrorist, CRPF jawan killed in J-K’s Kathua; 6 security personnel injured in Doda encounter

In Doda district, 5 troopers of Rashtriya Rifles and an SPO ...

T20 World Cup: Arshdeep records career-best 4/9 as India restrict USA to 110/8

T20 World Cup: India beat spirited USA by 7 wickets, enter Super 8

Pacer Arshdeep Singh, batter Suryakumar Yadav script emphati...


Cities

View All