Srinagar: To oversee and monitor the various health care services in the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir, the government has constituted a Programme Monitoring Unit (PMU).
The PMU shall be headed by Director Coordination, New Government Medical Colleges, J&K and it shall work under the overall supervision of Administrative Secretary, H&ME Department.
As per the order, three doctors shall work in the PMU.
“While as consequent upon the constitution of PMU, Dr. Harjeet Rai, (Medical Officer), Divisional Nodal Officer, National Health Mission Jammu, and Dr. Shahid Hussain, Medical Officer, NTPHC Sidhra are transferred and posted as Officer(s) on Special Duty in Health & Medical Education Department”, reads the order issued by Health & Medical Education Department.
The salary of these doctors shall be drawn by Director Health Services, Jammu against the available post(s). And Dr. Ravinder Pal Singh, Surveillance Medical Officer, World Health Organization will work as Nodal Officer in addition to his own duties. The above-mentioned doctors are posted in Health & Medical Education Department and shall work in the PMU.
The officers/officials posted in PMU shall report to Director Coordination for further duties. It shall also coordinate with Directorates of Health Services, Principal Government Medical Colleges for providing adequate medical facilities at all the health centers with special focus on Primary and Community Health Centres across the UT of Jammu & Kashmir.
Further, it shall also monitor the functioning of Health Care institutions especially primary, secondary and tertiary care health centers across the UT of J&K and also obtain reports of work done, shortages, if any, viz-a-viz manpower and submit the detailed report along with the scope of improvement.
It is also notified that PMU shall oversee the functioning of various National Health Programmes. The monthly reports from all the concerned quarters shall be obtained and submitted to the authorities after computing. In addition, it shall be responsible for obtaining quarterly and annual reports on compliance of directions of National Green Tribunal from all HOD’s and its submission to State/Central Pollution Control Board in a time-bound manner.
In the order sanctioned, it is further mentioned that PMU shall extend all technical assistance with regard to the on-going/ future projects wherever required. It shall coordinate with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, GOI, Directorates of Health Services, Principal Government Medical College for getting medical/machinery supplies especially ventilators and their installation, etc. Lastly, it shall also collect COVID-19 related information like availability of logistics, equipment, ventilator supported beds, etc in COVID health institution and submit a report on a daily basis.