Barak Valley

Guv Kataria gives clarion call to doctors for providing best service to people; lauds SMC&H authority

Janasanyog, Silchar, 24 : Assam Governor Gulab Chand Kataria, on Wednesday, stressed on the necessity of good behaviour by doctors with patients and advised medicos to have nice demeanour with patients. Well-mannered behaviour by doctors with patients is a vital step for the latter’s good medical treatment, Kataria said.

Speaking at a felicitation programme organised by the Silchar Medical College and hospital authority held at the auditorium hall of SMC&H on Wednesday morning, Kataria said it is important that doctors behave nicely with patients as good behaviour by doctors help in the treatment of patients immensely. Doctors need to realise that they have become doctors because of people’s contributions and it is their responsibility to treat patients with utmost care and they should always extend their helping hand towards the treatment of the people, he said.

The Governor appreciated SMCH doctors, para-medical staff, nurses, cleaning staff for their relentless efforts for fighting against COVID 19 and treating COVID patients in the pandemic period. He also lauded the government’s efforts for vaccination of 130 crore people of the country.

Speaking on the occasion,Minister for excise, fisheries & transport ,Parimal Suklabaidya said the healthcare industry in India / Assam has witnessed remarkable growth and development since the Narendra Modi government came to power in 2016. Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma should be credited equally for this, he said.

He said Sarma had announced that the SMCH would be upgraded into a super speciality hospital and that steps are being taken regarding the project. Established over 50 years ago, SMCH caters to patients from Barak Valley along with the neighbouring states of Mizoram, Tripura and Manipur, he said and underscored the necessity of the health facility’s overall infrastructure improvement. The minister also praised the SMCH authorities for its tireless efforts in tackling the coronavirus pandemic.

While talking at the event,Silchar MP Dr Rajdeep Roy said that SMC&H was established in the year 1968 and mentioned about the role played by the students towards getting registration and recognition of the medical College.

He said that at that time Assam had 3 medical colleges only ,in 1947 Dibrugarh medical College,in the year 1962 Guwahati medical College and in 1968 silchar medical College & hospital were established.

Emphasizing on the government’s policies regarding health care, Dr Roy stated that Assam govt is planning to establish 12 more medical Colleges in 30 districts of Assam , 12 medical colleges were already made into operational , another 12 colleges are in the process of construction with the special efforts of Chief Minister of Assam Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Dr. Roy also highlighted the amenities and the facilities available in Silchar medical College & Hospital which include 1000 beds and 300 ICU bed capacity including NICU (Neonatal intensive care unit), PICU (padetaric intensive care unit ) with 150 ventilators, 20,000 lit of oxygen capacity of 3 tanks and 6 oxygen plants .

Dr. Roy expressed his gratitude towards the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his efforts and contribution towards fight against COVID 19.

Earlier, Principal SMC &H, Dr Bhaskar Gupta gave welcome speech and explained the purpose of the occasion.

Later, Governor Gulab chand Kataria visited the newly constructed Cancer hospital at SMC&H, inspected the ongoing construction work and took stock of the situation.

The program was also attended by the Cachar deputy commissioner Rohan Kumar Jha and other officials.

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