Jamshedpur, Feb 15: Health Minister Banna Gupta has promised to hold ‘Janta Darbaar’ ever Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 11 am at his residence in Kadma. Addressing media Congress Party’s district headquarters Tilak Pustakalaya, Gupta said he will address grievances of people at the spot during the champ. He also promised to meet Congress workers at Tilak Pustakalaya from 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Gupta also promised to fill 51000 vacancies in different capacities at the health department.
.Significantly, Banna Gupta who is also the Jamshedpur West MLA, has promised improving the functioning of the MGM Hospital and College in the last one week.
Separate committees will delve into different aspects and suggest path for turnaround of over 500-bed MGM Hospital, the largest state-owned heal hub of Kolhan.
“As per feedback from experts we have decided to constitute four different committees which would be looking into different aspects of the running of a specialized healthcare institution vis-à-vis MGM Hospital and suggest methods which can be incorporated into MGM for improving its functioning. A 11-member district level committee led by East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Ravi Shankar Shukla will extend support to the committees,” said Banna Gupta.
While one team would comprise HR and finance officials of National Health Mission (NHM) unit of state health department and would delve into the human resource requirement and existing workforce at the MGM Hospital, another team comprise officials of finance and infrastructure cell of NHM unit and look into available infrastructure and required renovation of existing structure.
While another team would comprise members of quality assurance cell of NHM and delve into cleanliness and sanitation in the hospital campus and wards. The last team would comprise members of integrated diseases surveillance program (IDSP) cell of NHM and study disease burden load of MGM Hospital in the last two years.
“The team would submit its report suggesting ways of improvement along with financial estimates. However, no deadline has been given to the committees but we expect them to submit the report at the earliest,” said Gupta.
Meanwhile, the health minister has also cancelled the pending tenders of MGM Hospital with immediate effect.
Incidentally, health minister during visit to the MGM Hospital on February 3 and holding detailed meeting with doctors and staff had admitted of manpower crisis and stressed that filling up vacancies at MGM.