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Jammu and Kashmir authorities seeks Rs 367 crore from World Bank to fund healthcare establishments, Health News, ET HealthWorld

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The Jammu and Kashmir authorities has submitted a comprehensive proposal in search of over Rs 367 crore funding from the World Bank for strengthening of healthcare establishments together with devoted Covid hospitals and ICUs and procurement of vital care ambulances within the union territory, senior well being officers stated.

The proposal has been ready by the well being and medical schooling division with the target of offering state-of-the-art medical providers and amenities to individuals dwelling in city areas in addition to the remotest components of the union territory, they stated.

“A comprehensive proposal was formulated amounting to Rs 367.48 crore (approximately US$ 50 million) and submitted for funding from World Bank,” Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education, J&Ok, Atal Dulloo instructed .

Jammu and Kashmir doesn’t have a serious or middle-level chain of hospitals on the traces of these working in the remainder of the nation, besides Batra hospital within the non-public sector. A modern report on manpower audit within the well being division reveals that just about 99 p.c of the UT’s healthcare wants are met by public well being institutes, underlying the significance of the federal government healthcare system.

“In 2018-19 at least 2.39 crore OPD visits of patients were recorded in J&K and out of them 99.2 percent (2.22 crore patients) were seen only in government hospitals. The private sector accounted for a minuscule 0.8 percent of all OPD visits,” as per the report.

Besides, 96.6 p.c (8.36 lakh) sufferers who wanted admission availed public well being amenities whereas 91.three p.c of all deliveries came about in authorities hospitals, the report stated.

Dulloo stated the proposal consists of strengthening of devoted Covid hospitals, intensive care models, operation theatres and laboratory providers at district hospitals, procurement of vital care ambulances, energy backup in district hospitals and provision of manifold and fuel pipelines system in neighborhood well being centres (CHCs) and sub-division hospitals (SDHs) in Jammu and Kashmir divisions.

The well being division officers have claimed that is for the primary time that Jammu and Kashmir is present process an enormous and speedy upgradation and growth of healthcare institutes together with organising of AIIMS, a number of medical faculties, medical medical insurance for all of the residents, bringing funding into the non-public well being care sector, new well being care coverage and modernisation of rural hospital infrastructure.

Giving particulars of the proposal, Dulloo stated to strengthen devoted Covid hospitals, equipment and tools like excessive stream oxygen units, modular displays, nebulizers, oxygen concentrators, infusion pumps, colour doppler machines, 4 128 slice CT scan machines for presidency medical school (GMC) Rajouri, GMC Kathua, SDH Sopore and district hospital (DH) Reasi has been proposed with the monetary implication of Rs 61.16 crore.

He maintained that his division is steadfast in strengthening its vital care models to cater to the huge inhabitants.

“For strengthening of intensive care units in all the district hospitals including associated hospitals of new GMCs, equipment like portable ECG machines, cardiac monitors, ABG analyzers, X-ray machines, hemo dialysis machines (paediatrics) has been proposed with total financial implication of Rs 17.18 crore”, Dulloo stated.

To strengthen operation theatres in all district hospitals together with 5 related hospitals of latest GMCs, the equipment and tools like operation desk hydraulic (main and minor), OT lights, autoclaves, sterilizers, diathermy machines, ultrasonic slicing and coagulation units, anesthesia workstations, surgical procedure instrument units have been proposed with the monetary implication of Rs 110.11 Crore.

Dulloo stated strengthening of laboratory providers in all of the district hospitals and 5 related hospitals of latest GMCs have been proposed with the set up of equipment and tools like absolutely automated biochemistry auto-analyzer, water purification system, bio-safety cupboards, histopathology equipments, blood part separators, deep freezers, haematology analyzer with 22 parameters, and so forth. with monetary implication of Rs 81.44 crore.

Elaborating on the growth of healthcare institutes within the rural belts, he stated the district hospitals shouldn’t have energy again up programs. “The power backup system in districts hospitals and some sub-district hospitals has been proposed with installation of power back up high capacity electronic oscillator system at the price of Rs 15 crore”, Dulloo stated.

He additionally spelled out the plan to strengthen the vital care transport setup in Jammu and Kashmir, which largely includes a hilly terrain. “The procurement of 60 critical care ambulances has been proposed at the cost of Rs 22.59 crore. These ambulances shall become part of 108 ambulance services in the union territory of J&K,” he added.

The official additionally focussed on the organising of a system to feed fuel to hospitals. “Establishment of manifold and gas pipelines system has been proposed in 15 CHCs each in Jammu and Kashmir Divisions, with higher patient load and where such facilities are not available. The total financial implication for setting up these services is Rs 60 crore,” he added.

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