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‘Cleft Lip Correction surgeries to commence at SSH Kakryal soon’
JAMMU, Mar 14: The 33rd meeting of the Governing Body of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Kakryal was held here under the chairmanship of Dr SS Bloeria, Member of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and Chairman of the Governing Body.

Reviewing functioning of the Hospital, the Governing Body took note of the progressive increase in the number of patients availing diagnostic and treatment facilities at this 230-bed tertiary medical care Hospital, requiring more doctors, augmenting infrastructure and equipments to meet emerging and future requirements. In this context, the meeting discussed the plans for putting in place additional accommodation, other logistics and equipments, wherever required, as part of supporting infrastructure.

Dr Bloeria asked for bringing a detailed plan in this regard before the next meeting of the Governing Body for discussion. He said that the plan in regard to additional requirements should be first discussed in the FAC meeting and thereafter deliberated in the Governing Body before being placed to the Board for consideration.

The meeting was informed that the Superspeciality Hospital Kakryal has provided subsidised treatment to the patients which has cost the hospital Rs. 4.50 crore upto January this year since its operationalisation. Out of this amount, the discount of about Rs. 1.50 crore has been provided in the shape of free OPD and free registration of patients. Besides, the Shrine Board has extended financial assistance to the poor and needy patients under its Arogya Yojna amounting to Rs. 28.90 lakh and free treatment to the pilgrims amounting to Rs. 37.88 lakh during this period. The Governing Body also decided providing 10% discount for dialysis to certain categories of patients.

The Governing Body reviewed the pace of work on the construction of additional block of nurses’ hostel. The CEO of the Shrine Board informed that the under construction hostel block will be ready well before August 2017.

The Governing Body also granted its approval to perform Cleft Lip Correction surgeries at the Superspeciality Hospital Kakryal in collaboration with the Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe of Germany.

The Governing Body was informed that 12 major TPAs have now empanelled the Superspeciality Hospital Kakryal for providing cashless treatment to patients covered under various medical insurance policies and soon the hospital will be empanelled by six more such TPAs.

While reviewing the to-date progress on outreach programme of the Hospital, the Governing Body was informed that SMVDNSH is planning to set up information centres at Doda, Kishtwar, Poonch and Rajouri to facilitate the people of the area. Dr. Raghuvanshi informed that NH Group is contemplating to set up an information centre at Srinagar.

The Governing Body also reviewed in detail the various programmes and functions which will be organised as part of the annual day celebrations of the Hospital next month.

News Updated at : Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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