Home Chhattisgarh As soon as he took charge, Health Minister Jaiswal arrived to take stock of Mekahara, gave instructions to make arrangements for the stay of the relatives of the patients and to start the Pet City machine immediately.

As soon as he took charge, Health Minister Jaiswal arrived to take stock of Mekahara, gave instructions to make arrangements for the stay of the relatives of the patients and to start the Pet City machine immediately.

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As soon as he took charge, Health Minister Jaiswal arrived to take stock of Mekahara, gave instructions to make arrangements for the stay of the relatives of the patients and to start the Pet City machine immediately.

Satyapal Rajput, Raipur. State's new Health Minister Shyam Bihari Jaiswal today visited Mekahara Hospital on the very first day of starting departmental work. He inspected the Advanced Cardiac Institute (ACI), Regional Cancer Institute and Ophthalmology Department and took stock of the arrangements. Jaiswal inspected the ICU in ACI and took information about the health of the patients admitted there. He discussed with the family members of the patients treated at the Regional Cancer Institute and took feedback about the treatment and arrangements. He inspected the Linear Accelerator and Nuclear Medicine department here. The Health Minister also got his eyes checked in the Ophthalmology Department.

Medical Education Minister Shyam Bihari Jaiswal held a meeting of senior officials after inspecting the hospital. He said in the meeting that in the next one year, all the shortcomings and shortcomings of the hospital have to be removed and better treatment should be provided to the people of the state. Along with removing the shortage of specialists, doctors and other staff, adequate arrangements for new medical equipment and machines and medicines have to be ensured. The Medical Education Minister instructed senior officials of hospitals and medical colleges to tighten the system of treatment and testing. He also directed to provide all kinds of testing facilities to the patients coming here for treatment and to provide the test reports on time.

Jaiswal said in the meeting that necessary changes will be made in the current system by Chhattisgarh Medical Services Corporation (CGMSC) to speed up the purchase and supply of medical equipment to the hospitals, so that the hospitals can get the necessary medical equipment on time. He also talked about providing financial powers to the deans of medical colleges and superintendents of affiliated hospitals for purchasing essential medicines and reagents. The Health Minister also talked about taking immediate initiative to arrange a shelter home for the families of patients coming from remote areas to stay.

During the inspection of Ophthalmology Department by Medical Education Minister Jaiswal, Head of Department Dr. Nidhi Pandey told that the department has been given the status of Regional Eye Institute by the Government of India. He requested to approve the new set-up of posts for this. Dr. Pandey requested the department to immediately install the necessary equipment (retinal vitrectomy machine) for retina surgery, so that this facility can be provided to the people of the state as soon as possible. During the inspection of the hospital by the Medical Education Minister, Dean Dr. Trupti Nagaria, Medical Superintendent Dr. SBS Netam, Director of Regional Cancer Institute Dr. Vivek Chaudhary, Dr. Pradeep Chandrakar and Dr. Santosh Sonkar were also with him.