60th meeting of GB of SMVD Narayana Superspeciality Hospital Kakryal held Discusses roadmap for future growth of hospital

The 60th meeting of Governing Body of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital (SMVDNSH), Kakryal, was held here today in which various aspects of functioning of this tertiary care hospital came up for detailed review. The Governing Body took several decisions for future growth of the hospital and further enhancing its operational capacities and standards of patient care in tune with the emerging requirements.

While expressing satisfaction over functioning of the hospital, the Governing Body discussed various measures to develop SMVDNSH Kakryal as one of the best tertiary care hospital in the region vis-a-vis further strengthening of manpower, equipment, infrastructure and other wherewithal in sync with the future requirements of the patient care. The meeting also felt the need for more and more consultants of repute from various NH Hospitals in the country to visit SMVDNSH Kakryal on a regular basis to facilitate specialised treatment of patients, wherever required.

The Chairman of the Governing Body desired exploring the possibility of increasing the number of ICU beds to cater to the emerging requirements.

Dr. Ashok Bhan, Member, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and Chairman of the Governing Body of the SMVDNSH, chaired the meeting, and Maj. Gen. S. K. Sharma (Retd), Member Shrine Board; Mr. Ramesh Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board; Mr. Viren Shetty, Group Chief Operating Officer, NH; and Cdr. Navneet Bali, Director, Northern Region, NH; who all are Members of the Governing Body, participated in the deliberations. Among those who also took part in the meeting included Mr. Ravi Magotra, former Director General Accounts; Mr. Hem Kant Prasher, Chief Accounts Officer, SMVDSB; Mr. A. Nagarajan, Senior Vice President Finance, NH; Dr. (Brig) Man Mohan Harjai, Chief Administrative Officer, SMVDNSH; Mr. K. S. Dattatreya, Facility Director and Dr. (Col.) R. C. Sahni, Medical Superintendent of the hospital.

Taking review of the outreach activities of the hospital organised in the past months, the GB underscored the need for conducting more such outreach medical camps for the benefit of the people at large, particularly in the remote areas. The meeting also took stock of the feedback and suggestions of the patients and their attendants and the follow up action taken on these.

          Other matters that came up for review of the GB included the functioning of Jammu OPD of the hospital.