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JAMMU: The 65th meeting of Governing Body of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital (SMVDNSH), Kakryal, was held here today and took several important decisions for future growth of the hospital and further enhancing its operational capacities and standards of patient care in sync with the emerging requirements.While expressing satisfaction over laudable functioning of the hospital, particularly during the challenging situation due to pandemic, the Governing Body, interalia, felt the need for working out the strategies for further strengthening the wherewithal in the identified specialities, more so where the footfall of the patients is likely to be very high, as well as to meet any future challenges.The number of ICU beds is also being further enhanced thereby considerably strengthening critical care in this tertiary care hospital. Besides, the number of ventilators is being also increased adequately to further strengthen healthcare facilities for COVID and non-COVID patients. Likewise, another Oxygen Generation Plant of 750 LPM capacity is being installed at SMVDNSH which will become operational very soon.It is pertinent to mention that a 425 LPM Oxygen Plant and a 20 KL LMO storage facility are already functioning in the hospital.Taking stock of the outreach activities of the hospital, the GB was apprised that the SMVDNSH is starting 6 satellite clinics during the current financial year for the benefit of the people of remote areas.Out of these, 3 clinics have already been made operational at Udhampur, Rajouri and R. S. Pura, while the process for establishing remaining 3 such clinics at Kathua, Doda and Sunderbani is going on.The meeting was of the view that at least 2 outreach camps should also be organised, particularly in the far-flung areas every month once the situation due to the pandemic eases.Dr. Ashok Bhan, Member Shrine Board and Chairman of the Governing Body of the SMVDNSH, chaired the meeting and Maj. Gen. S. K. Sharma (Retd), Member Shrine Board; Ramesh Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board; Viren Shetty, Group Chief Operating Officer, NH; and Cdr. Navneet Bali, Director, Northern Region, NH; who all are Members of the Governing Body, participated in the deliberations. Shetty participated in the meeting through video conferencing.Among those who also took part in the discussions included Hem Kant Prasher, Chief Accounts Officer, SMVDSB; Dr. Gopal K. Sharma, Chief Administrative Officer, SMVDNSH; and M. Muthu Mathavan, Facility Director of the hospital.Analysing the feedback and suggestions of the patients and their attendants during the past months, the GB took note of the measures taken for focusing on imparting soft skill training to the staff as well as working out the modalities for minimising the time taken for discharging of patients from the hospital, desired that this needs to be a continuous process for achieving all round excellence.
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