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JP Nadda pays surprise visit to Safdarjung Hospital, reviews Dengue preparedness

The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda lighting the lamp at inauguration of the 11th International Inter-Ministerial Conference on “Investing in Demographic Dividend”, jointly organised by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Partners in Population and Development (PPD), in New Delhi on November 25, 2014.

The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda lighting the lamp at inauguration of the 11th International Inter-Ministerial Conference on “Investing in Demographic Dividend”, jointly organised by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Partners in Population and Development (PPD), in New Delhi on November 25, 2014.

Union Health Minister J P Nadda on Friday made a surprise visit of Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi to review its preparedness for 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 and met representatives from some prominent NGOs in the health sector.

The minister invited the NGOs 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.

Nadda also inspected various units during his visit to the hospital such as 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.

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