State times NewsJAMMU: Expressing his serious concern over infighting in Govt. Medical College, Jammu administration, Apni Party Provincial President and Ex-Minister Manjit Singh on Monday demanded intervention of Lt Governor Manoj Sinha to improve the health care system in the premier health institution and district hospitals.“The irresponsible approach of some officials in the GMC administration has marred the efforts of the Govt. due to which COVID-19 virus cases have witnessed shape spike to an alarming level. If the corrective measures are not taken to streamline hospital administration for effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jammu may face a catastrophic situation in coming days,” warned Manjit Singh.The Former Minister was speaking in a function organised by Sardeesh Rana in which over a dozen people joined the Party. Apni Party leaders Madan Lal Chalotra and Bodh Raj Bhagat were also present on the occasion.Prominent who joined the Apni Party included Sham Lal, Ch. Ranbir Saini, Joginder Kumar, Puma Kumar, Parveer Kumar, Salman, Nizam, Raman Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Bhannu, Avi Kumar and others.He said that the GMC hospital has been facing shortage of oxygen supply, doctors and paramedical staff. However, some officials in hospital administration are busy fighting with each other instead of improving coordination to improve health care facilities.He demanded action against the officials who have intervened in the working of Principal Govt. Medical College Jammu Dr Nasib Chand Dingra which has undermined his authority and hampered covid control efforts.He said that there is a lack of response from the health department to the asymptomatic patients. The campaign to find out infected patients and increase numbers will never control the spread but there is a need to follow-up. Whether the infected person takes all precautions and prescribed medicines? Has he isolated himself?Unfortunately, he said, “There is no follow-up and this has put a serious question mark on the failure of the administration and health department in their effort to control the spread of the virus The Govt. must act swiftly to make corrective measures to control the spread before it is too late.”The Former Minister said that the Health Dept. should take a review of its arrangements, shortage of doctors, medical staff and oxygen supplies. They should also take into consideration suggestions made from the ground by the district hospitals so that the people can be treated in their respective places.Manjit said that the infrastructure of district hospitals should be improved by providing them more oxygen beds, ventilators and medicines to reduce pressure on the GMC Jammu.He appealed to the Lt Governor Manoj Sinha to reshuffle the administration of the Health Department to improve the system and make it more people friendly.“The response to infected persons should be quick and poor people should not be neglected. The situation is becoming serious day by day,” he said.
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