Srinagar, Aug 14: In a positive development, Government Medical College (GMC), Anantnag has secured first spot in State Health Agency’s (SHA) 20 best-performing empanelled hospitals under Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan ArogyaYojana (AB-PMJAY) in J&K.
Along with GMC Anantnag, private hospital Mid City Urology & General Nursing Home, Anantnag has been placed at number one spot, while as Community Health Center (CHC) Chadoora has secured number 2 position.
District Hospital Bandipora has secured number third position in the SHA’s best-performing empanelled hospitals and CHC Sopore along with Guru Hospital in the private sector has secured number 4 positions.
After receiving rankings from the Government, GMC Anantnag along with other private and government hospitals would receive the appreciation certificates on the Independence Day.
According to the senior health official, the selection of these hospitals are based on six parameters which are patient satisfaction, number of patients seen, number of complicated surgeries done, grievances of the patients and the quality of work.
"The GMC, Anantnag was initially a sub-district hospital and it has been only two years since the government changed it into a medical College," they said.
According to the senior official, GMC Anantnag performs at least 25 to 30 surgeries every day including Urology, Eye, Orthopaedic, ENT, Paediatric, Gynaecological and other complicated surgeries.
In addition, over 400 patients visit the Out Patient Department (OPD) and the emergency ward registers 250 patients every day.
Principal, GMC Anantnag, Dr Tariq Qureshi told Rising Kashmir that it is an overall effort of our staff especially doctors who have done a tremendous work.
"In just two years, we have proved ourselves. It is an overall effort; the hard work of my doctors is quite visible now. It is a big thing for us, as GMC, Anantnag has got recognition for its overall health performance. We are receiving an appreciation certificate tomorrow," he said.
Dr Tariq said that there was a competition with GMC Srinagar which had been established ages ago.
"We don't have adequate staff, but still we have tried our best to provide the best health care services to the people. We are now focusing on other improvements. In future, there will be more healthcare developments," he said.