Khattar moots housekeeping services in hospitals

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Dec 05, 2014 22:54 IST

Chief minister ML Khattar has said housekeeping services would be launched for the efficient management of hospitals in the state that would help in improving the efficiency of doctors and hygienic standards of the hospital.

Khattar was presiding over a review meeting of health department here on Friday. To begin with, a pilot project would be launched in Ambala and Karnal districts, he added.

At present, besides attending the OPDs, the doctors have to take care of hospital housekeeping services that adversely affect their performance.

He added that the health department would be empowered to engage the services of doctors directly through a transparent process.

"Services of para-medical staff can be engaged by civil surgeon. In order to meet the demand of specialists doctors, a scheme of better incentives will be prepared to attract them to serve in government health sector," he added.

Khattar said that there was an urgent need to rationalise the staff posted in various districts as there was surplus and excess staff deployed in few districts while the remaining districts were 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.

Referring to shortage of doctors in areas like Mewat, Khattar directed that there was a need to provide supportive infrastructure such as residences, schools to them.

To begin with, in the first phase, residential accommodation in the areas, including Mewat, Palwal, Mohindergarh, Narnaul and Rewari should be taken up for repairs.

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