Health Secretary Dr. R. Rajesh Kumar is currently on a tour of the state to know the reality of dengue control campaign. After Dehradun, Haridwar, Kotdwar of Pauri district, today the convoy of the Health Secretary reached Haldwani city of Kumaon division, Nainital district.
Health Secretary Dr. R. Rajesh Kumar visited Haldwani today. He inspected the arrangements being made to deal with dengue. The Health Secretary expressed displeasure over the arrangements made for dengue patients in hospitals and directed to improve the arrangements. He has instructed the officials that there should be no negligence in the treatment of dengue patients.
While inspecting Base Hospital Haldwani, Health Secretary Dr R Rajesh expressed strong displeasure over non-operation of ICU. Instructions were given on the spot to the hospital administration to run the ICU as soon as possible. Secretary Health Dr. R. Rajesh Kumar visited the wards at the base hospital and inquired about the condition of the patients. Instructions were given to the hospital administration to ensure that there is no negligence in the treatment of any patient. He inspected dengue ward, ICU, emergency ward, dialysis unit, blood bank. He informed that for the treatment of dengue, treatment will also be provided through Ayushman card in private and government hospitals. Whose instructions have been given to the officials.
Secretary Health Dr R Rajesh Kumar expressed displeasure over the slow pace of dengue tests. He instructed the officials to speed up the investigations. The Health Secretary said that the officers should use less pen and paper and speed up the tests so that the patients can get the right treatment on time. The Health Secretary also took feedback from patients and people about the facilities available in the hospital.
During this, while talking to journalists, Health Secretary R Rajesh Kumar said that 307 cases of dengue are active in the entire state. He said that beds are fully available in the hospital regarding dengue, he said that platelets will not be given to anyone unnecessarily, platelets will be given to the patient only when needed, whatever treatment there is for dengue, it will be given properly by the hospital. If this is not done, provisions have been made to impose a fine ranging from ₹ 50,000 to ₹ 200,000.
According to the clear instructions of the Health Department, dengue cases will not be treated carelessly, strict action will be taken against any private hospital or government hospital that is negligent. District Magistrates of all the districts have been instructed to keep an eye on dengue regularly and constantly keep the government informed about the dengue issue. Even after charging more money in government and private hospitals, he said that the rates have been fixed. , Action will be taken if higher rates are charged.
On this occasion, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bhagirathi Joshi, Principal of Medical College Haldwani Dr. Arun Joshi, Dr. Tityal, Medical Superintendent Sushila Tiwari Hospital, Dr. Manoj Kandpal, City Health Officer, Dr. Savita Hayanki, Chief Medical Superintendent Base Medical Haldwani, Dr. Usha Jangpangi Women’s Hospital, Haldwani was also present.