Govt committed to provide quality healthcare services in J&K: ACS Health

Declares open 2-day NABH Dental Standards workshop for Dental Colleges

Jammu, Mar 30 : Additional Chief Secretary, Health & Medical Education, Vivek Bhardawaj today reiterated commitment of the Government to provide quality health care services to the people of J&K.
He said this after declaring open 2-days orientation workshop on NABH standards at Indira Gandhi Govt Dental College, Amphalla.

He maintained that the accreditation of any product or service induces faith and confidence in it. He stressed that health sector is among the most vital services dealing with birth, death and the life in between so the certification of this service is pre eminent.

Bhardawaj advised the health care providers to be ready to face the tough competition at the hands of private players.

“Govt institutions need to upgrade their services at par with the upcoming private hospitals to retain the tag of major service provider in the UT,” he said on the occasion.

He emphasized that introducing quality management in dental care services is very important and accreditation standards helps to achieve the purpose of upgrading them continuously.He asked them to avail this golden opportunity to improve their health services.

Dr. Rakesh K. Gupta, Principal, Indira Gandhi Govt. Dental College, Jammu thanked the government for providing their institution opportunity to be part of orientation workshop on NABH standards
He assured that the college will upgrade all parameters to get the necessary accreditation at an earliest.

“Strength of institution depends on patient Care, academic and research.  IGGDC is the only dental college of J&K registered with Health Research wing of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Government of India,” he said.

It is pertinent to mention that IGGDC is getting accredited for NAAC in second phase of process and it is the first institute in health sector in J&K.

Dr. Riyaz Farooq, Principal & Dean Govt. Dental College, Srinagar stressed that the best quality doctors are being produced by the Govt. Dental Colleges of the UT and stressed upon their efficient utilization in health services at various levels for the benefit of general masses.

The following resource persons from New Delhi included Dr. Abhishak Sharma, Asstt. Director, NABH; Dr. Vivek Gupta and Dr. Akshit Prasad.

Others who spoke on the occasion includes Dr. Shashi Sudan Principal & Dean, GMC, Jammu; Dr. Mohan Singh, Director, Ayush, J&K, Jammu .

Moreover the workshop was attended by doctors from Government Dental Colleges across the UT of J&K.(GNS)

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