Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Tuesday asked the health department to ensure that all district hospitals and medical colleges in the state are equipped with modern management system by the end of 2013.

Presiding over a review meeting of health department in Chandigarh, Hooda stressed upon the need of proper management and monitoring of state hospitals, an official release said. The Chief Minister said effective implementation of health programmes and proper management of the hospitals is key to ensuring better health services to the people.

Noting that healthcare is a multi-disciplinary function, Hooda suggested that the department should tie up with a multiple knowledge partner for speedy implementation of the modern management system. Initially, the system should be implemented in a hospital at district level on pilot basis, and later it should be replicated in the entire state, he added.

Asserting that the state government is trying its best to ensure quality health facility for every citizen, Hooda asked the department to lay special emphasis on covering maximum number of people under various programmes.

He also pressed for proper publicity of health schemes, especially at the village level, to inform people about them.

(Agencies)

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