Health minister Madan Mohan Mittal on Friday asked civil surgeons and medical officers to regularly pay surprise visits to hospitals.
Presiding over a state-level conference of civil surgeons, Mittal issued these instructions. He also asked the health department to organise special health camps in prisons for inmates.
Reviewing the progress report of the department, he instructed senior officials to take necessary steps to start evening OPD in government hospitals.
Expressing satisfaction at the overall projects undertaken by the department under the National Rural Health Mission, Mittal said that as positive results were seen and the faith of people was increasing in government hospital services, more steps should be taken to make health facilities available to the people in backward and underprivileged areas.
Health principal secretary Vini Mahajan told the officials to utilise the funds and send the utilisation certificates on time. She asked the district officials to start a special campaign against drugs with the help of the police and social organisations and also advised them to use new communication mediums to spread ill-effects of drugs.
A slide show regarding new e-drug purchase policy was also presented at the meeting to make officials aware of the implementation of the policy. Problems arising in the field were also discussed at the meeting and steps were taken to address them. The progress report of all the districts was also discussed and suggestions were presented by the civil surgeons to improve health services in the state.