STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chairman of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, attended the function organised to mark 3rd anniversary of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, (SMVDNSH), situated at Kakryal. The function was held at the Matrika Auditorium of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Chairman and Founder of Narayana Health; Dr. Ashok Bhan, Member of SMVDSB; Maj. Gen. (Retd.) S.K. Sharma, Chairman of the Governing body of the SMVD College of Nursing; Simrandeep Singh, CEO SMVDSB, Indu Chib, Deputy Commissioner Reasi; Nisha Nathyal, SSP Reasi; Brigadier (Retd.) M.M. Harjai, CAO, SMVDNSH and other Members of the Shrine Board were among dignitaries present on the occasion. Governor complimented the staff of the Hospital for coming up to the expectations of people in providing quality tertiary care to patients at an affordable cost. He observed that the success stories of the Hospital are a reflection of the professional capabilities of the doctors and staff here and pledged full support on behalf of the Shrine Board to the Hospital in providing the best quality healthcare to the patients. Governor stated that a person associated with the Medical profession is serving mankind in a true sense. For an ailing person and his attendants, a doctor and caring nurse is nothing less than a life saving divine intervention. Expressing concern over occasional unfortunate incidents of confrontation between medical staff and attendants of patients, Governor expressed that secure working conditions should be provided to the medical staff so that they could deliver professional patient care. Governor congratulated Tsering Landol from Leh, Dr C.D Gupta from Jammu and Dr G.Q Allaqaband from Srinagar, who were felicitated, on the occasion, in recognition of their life time contributions in the medical profession. Governor launched new palanquins and jackets for porters designed by IIT Bombay and National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) on behalf of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. Later, Governor also visited the SMVD Narayana Hospital and inspected facilities there. He interacted with the patients and enquired about their wellbeing. Earlier, Dr. Man Mohan Harjai said, “We have Centres of excellence in cancer and cardiac care apart from other key specialities, which include liver and gastroenterology, Nephrology- management of kidney disease, urology, orthopaedics, paediatrics and neurology”. He further added, “Since its formal inauguration by Prime Minister on 19th April 2016, the Hospital performed 6,364 surgeries, performed 1,751 Angiography, 568 Angioplasty and in the department of oncology 4,921 patients were admitted for Chemotherapy, 653 patients were also given radiation treatment for radiosensitive malignancies and a total of 24,790 patients received hemo-dialysis treatment. We have also treated 616 pilgrim patients who had become critical while they were here to visit the Vaishno Devi Shrine. Overall we had 30,7495 out patients visiting our hospital in the last three years.” “We want to offer the best quality of care to patients in this region so that they don’t have to travel elsewhere for high-end Superspeciality care services. Our doctors and medical teams are highly qualified with rich experiences in their field,” said Dattatrey KS Facility director SMVD Narayana Superspeciality Hospital.
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