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In order to give a better response to the healthcare needs of people of Jammu and Kashmir the administration has been streamlining the process and the different wings of the health department have been under constant monitoring of the government.

In one of the recent review meetings Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir has directed a prescription audit and asked the Department to ensure that all doctors produce their seal and signature on the prescription card, in case the prescribed drugs include non-generic medicines to be procured from the market.

He emphasized switching over to digital prescriptions by the next financial year through suitable provisions in the CAPEX budget, which will be a step ahead in the direction of implementing e-Health Services in the Union territory. He maintained that the system is to be further integrated with a patient feedback mechanism on the quality of services available at government hospitals through the ‘Mera Haspatal’ initiative by February 2022.

He impressed upon the Department to introduce the Health Management Information System by March 2022. The Department was also asked to obtain quality certification for all Health Care Facilities within one year, and conduct regular training of the healthcare professionals.

The Health and Medical Education Department was asked to notify a quality policy to be followed by the government health care institutions to ensure uniformity of treatment throughout the Union territory, while maintaining a high level of hygiene and cleanliness.

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