Hospital Housekeeping Services would be launched to improve the hygienic standards of hospital in the State.

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NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal today said that a project for the efficient management of hospital housekeeping services would be launched in the State so as to improve the efficiency of doctors and hygienic standards of hospital in the State. To begin with, a pilot project would be launched in Ambala and Karnal districts. At present, besides attending the OPDs, the doctors have to take care of hospital housekeeping services which are adversely affecting their performance.

photoThe Chief Minister who was presiding over a review meeting of Health Department here today said that for the appointments of doctors, the marks of interview should not exceed more than 10 per cent. Furthermore, the department would be empowered to engage the services of doctors directly through a transparent process. He said that the services of para-medical staff could be engaged by the Chief Medical Officer. In order to meet the demand of specialists doctors, a scheme of better incentives would be prepared to attract them to serve in government health sector, he added.

In order to make sure that adequate number of doctors and paramedics are available in the districts, it was decided that more posts would be sanctioned in the Health Department.

Mr Manohar Lal said that there is an urgent need to rationalize the staff posted in various districts as there was surplus and excess staff deployed in a few districts while the remaining districts are facing acute shortage of medical staff.  He directed that the department should work out a transparent and web based transfer policy to eliminate any discrepancies in the transfers.

While referring to shortage of doctors in areas like Mewat, the Chief Minster directed that there is a need to provide supportive infrastructure like residences, schools etc to them. To begin with, in the first phase the residential accommodation in the areas like Mewat, Palwal, Mohindergarh, Narnaul, Rewari etc. should be taken up for repairs. Till then possibility of hiring of rental accommodation for doctors and others paramedics also be explored, he added.

Haryana Health Minister Mr Anil Vij, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Principal Secretaries namely Mrs Sumita Misra and Mr Rakesh Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary, Health Mr Ram Niwas, Principal Secretary, Finance Mr P.K Das, Director General Health Services Mr N.K Arora and other senior officers were also present in the meeting.