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UNNECESSARY REFERRALS OF PATIENTS SHOULD BE AVOIDED
Civil surgeons' performance will be evaluated on every fortnight: Brahm Mohindra
21.09.17 - TEAM PT
Civil surgeons' performance will be evaluated on every fortnight: Brahm Mohindra



CHANDIGARH: In a bid to streamline working and the delivery of quality health services, The Punjab Government has made Civil Surgeons personally responsible on various accounts. Now the working of the Civil Surgeons would be evaluated on every fortnight, on the basis of set of guidelines, which have been issued and circulated today to every Civil Surgeons.

Disclosing this in a press communique Brahm Mohindra, Health Minister said that ‘sterilization and sanitation’ centric set of guidelines have been issued for the Civil Surgeons whereby they have been made accountable for the upkeep of cleanliness in and around the hospitals. Similarly proper record keeping of patient files is to be made certain, with daily abstracts signed by SMOs and IPD Report is to be made mandatory. He said that now Civil Surgeons would ensure that no unwanted & unnecessary referrals of the patients from one hospital to another hospitals are made and record of each referral must be kept intact for future audit.

The Health Minister said that Civil Surgeons would also ensure that morning and evening rounds by Specialists should be carried out. Likewise SMOs are to conduct daily rounds and Civil Surgeons are to visit facilities once in a fortnight. As per the Guidelines, Concerned Civil Surgeon would also ensure that there must not any unnecessary admissions in Medico Legal Cases and Culture Swabs of OTs and Labour Rooms should be made certain, as was being done earlier. Guidelines made Civil Surgeons duty bound to ensure that Dialysis facilities are being provided free of cost and two shifts on dialysis machines to be ensured. Proper implementation and monitoring of PC-PNDT Act and De-addiction Centres shall also be the Civil Surgeons' personal responsibility.

He further said that Civil Surgeons will be responsible for the proper analysis and reporting of data pertaining to National Programs. Furthermore installation of proper signage's at all the places must be ensured. "The performance of each Civil Surgeons shall be reviewed on a fortnightly basis via Video Conference and also during the Civil Surgeons' Conference”, said Mohindra.




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‘Childhood Cancer Month’
Health Minister announces cashless Cancer treatment for children
15.09.17 - TEAM PT
Health Minister announces cashless Cancer treatment for children



Patiala: The Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra today announced to extend cashless cancer treatment for the children at the 18 empanelled hospitals during state level workshop on ‘paediatric oncology stakeholder sensitization’ for the stakeholder, Medical Officers and ANMs held at Patiala.
 
Addressing keynote today on the occasion, Brahm Mohindra said that state government is committed to provide tertiary health services to each and every child of state suffering from cancer. Today making a new exclusive beginning to ensure health security of children across the state, the Punjab Government has commenced first of its kind ever special awareness programme for children suffering from cancer.
He said that earlier, there is not much emphasis on childhood cancers, every year nearly 2,50,000 children suffer from cancer all over the world and almost 90,000 of them are likely to die. About 40 to 50,000 new cases of childhood cancers detected every year in India. He said that due to inadequate facilities for detection and treatment the mortality rate is very high. However, if it is detected early and provided timely treatment to children suffering from cancer, they can live a normal life like other children.
 
He further said that observing September as ‘Childhood Cancer Month’ state government seeks to make people aware of the fact that childhood cancers are curable. He said that we already implemented the plan to strengthen the Rajindra Medical College and Hospital Patiala, Government Medical College and hospital Amritsar as cancer hospitals to provide the quality tertiary health services to the affected children.

Health Minister said that keeping in view, the process of tracking and follow up of the cancer patients at primary and secondary level, health department is also being imparted special training to MOs (Medical Officers), staff nurses and ANMs ( Auxiliary Nurse mid wife) to conduct tests concerning to cancers, especially of children and women under the cancer campaign in rural areas of the state. He said that state government has taken major initiative in this regard.

On this occasion, the Medical Education and Research Department has also signed MoU with Cankids in the presence of Vikas Partap Secretary Medical Educaton and Poonam Bagai, Founder Chairman, Cankids, Treasure and Board Member, CCI. Health Minister said that Cankids is recognised organisation dedicated to the care of children suffering from cancers and provide facilities and adequate treatment to children. He said that we assure all stakeholder that Punjab Government would facilitate all support for their noble cause. He said that Cankids is also going to initiate awareness crusade about childhood cancer by organising a car rally across the Punjab during the next week.

The workshop had participation of experts from, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, DMC Ludhiana, Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital Sangrur, Oswal Cancer Hospital Ludhiana, ACDTRC Bathinda, PGI Chandigarh and State Medical Colleges.




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Orders In Depth Investigation Of All Such Cases
Health minister questions the practice of referring case from one hospital to another
13.09.17 - TEAM PT
Health minister questions the practice of referring case from one hospital to another



CHANDIGARH: Brahm Mohindra, Health & Family Welfare Minister has taken a serious note of the practice of referring one patient to another hospital and ordered an in depth investigation of all such cases where the patients have been referred to another hospitals on one pretext or other.

Chairing the meeting of Civil Surgeons held at the office of Director Health Services, Punjab, Brahm Mohindra instructed the Civil Surgeons to make sure that quality health services are provided to the citizen under the various State Sponsored and National Health Mission schemes so as to win the faith and trust of the people. Civil Surgeons were also directed to personally monitor the patients’ data being uploaded at the district level. He said that it is found that most of the districts send incomplete and defective data to the head quarter, regarding health facilities provided to the patients. The Minister said that in such a situation it becomes difficult for the head quarter to review and assess the real impact of the health schemes. He directed the Civil Surgeons to personally supervise the data being forwarded to the head quarter and henceforth the concerned Civil Surgeon would be held accountable for any flaw in the data.

He also issued set of directions for the Civil Surgeons to maintain high standards of sanitation and Hygiene in and around the premises of the hospitals. They have been directed to launch weekly sanitation campaigns.
 
Operation Theaters would be the centre stage of these sanitization campaigns. "It is mandatory for all Civil Surgeons to do photography during these sanitization weeks and report must be send to head quarter for evaluation”, Brahm Mohindra instructed the Civil Surgeons.

Health Minister happily acknowledged the fact that there are good numbers of Government Hospitals in the state which are performing well in every respect in contrast to the private hospitals. He exhorts other government hospitals to lead by example of good performance.

Brahm Mohindra also reviewed the flagship health schemes like Janani Shishu Surakhiya Kariyakaram (JSSK) and Rashtriya Bal Swasthiya Kariyakaram (RBSK) and instructed the Civil Surgeons to ensure that due medical care is provided to the beneficiaries under these schemes.

Prominent amongst other who were present in the meeting included Anjali Bhawra, Principal Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, B. Srinivasan, Special Secretary, Varun Roojam, M.D. NHM, Dr. Rajiv Bhalla, Director Health Services.




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