Inaugurates private hospital at Budgam
Private hospitals need to strengthen their patient care and abilities to perform quality treatment, said public works minister of state Naeem Akhtar while inaugurating a private hospital at Budgam.
Minister urged private hospitals to strengthen their emergency care and abilities to perform complicated surgeries and other treatments.
Naeem said, many people in the valley go outside for their treatment.
“But we should have such facilities in our state and it is a positive step that health sector in Kashmir is coming with such facilities,” Minister said.
Akhtar was addressing a gathering at the inaugural function of a private hospital “Ibn-Sina” located outside the Budgam railway station.
Akhtar said they hope that this hospital would set new standards in voluntarism and healthcare, adding that in our state most of the existing private hospitals do not match up to the tertiary care which our government hospitals provide.
He said, the state despite being home to quality doctor’s lacks holistic healthcare system because at government level we are always bothered about whether a doctor is punctual or he is doing private practice or not.
“We must focus on sanitation and patient care which is the backbone of the functioning of the hospital.”
While describing “Ibn-Sina” as ideally located away from the hustle and bustle of the city and close to state railways,” Akhtar said.
Minister hailed the Chairman of Ibn-Sina for coming up with a quality hospital despite coming from a modest background.
Chairman, Ibn-Sinha Hospital, Haji Abdul Rashid Bhat, while addressing the gathering, said the hospital was set-up in memory of his late son who had died at a young age.
“Our Hospital would specially cater the needs of poor and middle-class people of the area,” Bhat said.
Director Health Services Kashmir, Saleem-ur-Rehman who was also present on the occasion said that “Ibn-Sina hospital” can also cater healthcare services to people from both Srinagar and Budgam districts.
Rehman said private hospitals should pay special attention to emergency and trauma care areas.
“Railway connection makes hospital easy for patients across Kashmir to visit this hospital, adding that people are hopeful see the healthcare at their doorsteps,” Rehman said.
Administrator, of Hospital, Muhammad Ashraf Malik told Rising Kashmir on the sidelines of the event that hospital is having modern standards and its services are affordable for common man.
“We hope that hospital services would be better as compared to other hospitals in the valley, adding that there are some modern techniques which are done exclusively by our hospital, Malik said.
Among those who were present at the event District Development Commissioner, Budgam, Muhammad Haroon Malik, SSP Budgam Tejinder Singh, CEO Peaks Group, Baldev Singh.