Cell to monitor projects in govt hospitals

To ensure proper implementation of development projects in government medical colleges and rural hospitals,the state health department has recently constituted an integrated hospital management cell within the Swasthya Bhavan.

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:March 14, 2009 3:09 am

To ensure proper implementation of development projects in government medical colleges and rural hospitals,the state health department has recently constituted an integrated hospital management cell within the Swasthya Bhavan.

The monitoring wing,working as a separate management cell within the infrastructure of the state health department,is aimed at making these projects more transparent.

“The cell will not only decrease the communication gap between different segments of the health sector,but will also help implement the developmental projects better,” said Director of Health Services,Sanchita Bakshi.

“ Many projects taken up by state hospitals are either delayed or mismanaged,” Bakshi added.

With a five-member team including the state health secretary,joint secretary of health,director of health services,assistant director of health and deputy director of health,the cell will begin visiting hospitals to inspect the projects from next month.

According to senior health officials,frequent delay in sending project progress reports from rural hospitals to the health department led to the formation of the cell. Public works department is also satisfied with the new cell as there was a need for a supervisory committee to look after the projects.

“At many instances the work we carry out in the medical colleges and hospitals is not monitored and regulated. This creates hurdles in the proper implementation of these projects,” said a senior PWD official.

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