Chandigarh: The Haryana government decided to formulate an advance care policy that would upgrade and provide better healthcare facilities in civil hospitals of the state and bring them on par with the services offered by units in the private sector.
In a review meeting of district medical officers held yesterday, state Health Minister, Rao Narender Singh said, The government seeks to provide best possible advanced facilities to patients and gear up the machinery for meeting any emergency-like situation.
The Director General of health services and civil surgeons must pay regular visits to OPDs and examine the patients to encourage junior medical officers, Singh said. Issue regarding shortage of doctors shall be addressed through better management, he added.
Singh said 111 new vehicles are being purchased by the Health Department in order to beef up medical infrastructure provided to the Community Health Centres and Primary Health Centres.
He also emphasized on the need for providing factual data of Mother Mortality Rate (MMR), Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Total Fertility Rate and directed officers to prepare factual data without hiding any case to help reduce MMR and IMR in the state.