Will not leave any stone unturned in strengthening medical institutions: Dr Raghu Sharma

Jaipur, July 23. Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma said the government will not leave any stone unturned in strengthening basic infrastructure of medical institutions in the State. The Government is working at the micro level to provide better medical facilities to the general public.

The Health Minister was virtually addressing a function to dedicate the newly built buildings of the Drug Control Organisation (DCO) to the public on Friday. He said that 29 new buildings of DCO of the health department in 25 districts were dedicated to the public. He said that the office buildings were built by spending Rs 9.62 crore on civil works in the offices of DCO of the department under ‘Strengthening of Drug Regulatory System’ scheme.  

The Health Minister said that under the new works done through NHM, construction of 10,000 square feet (sqft) has been done at the DCO headquarters, 2500 sqft in ADC office at Sethi Colony, 1000sqft work in ADC office at Bharatpur, Alwar, Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Sawai Madhopur, Kota, Jhalawar, Pali, Udaipur, Banswara, Chittaurgarh, Barmer, Churu, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Sriganganagar, Hanumangarh, Nagaur, Ajmer, Bhilwara and Tonk and 500sqft construction work has been done in DCO office at Dhaulpur, Dausa, Karauli, Bundi, Pratapgarh, Dungarpur, Sirohi, Jaisalmer and Rajsamand. Besides this, 10 vehicles and 168 laptops, computers and furniture etc have been provided. Under the scheme, the process is on to provide equipment to four Drug Testing Laboratories in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Udaipur.

The Health Minister said that with these new buildings, the officers will get a favourable work environment and the personnel will discharge their responsibilities with renewed energy. He said that the responsibility of officers associated with DCO is to ensure to provide quality drugs, medical devices and cosmetics etc at fair price to the general public as per the provisions of Rajasthan Drugs and Cosmetics Act.

Dr Sharma said that DCO during the corona pandemic did a praiseworthy work in management of oxygen and medicines. He said that the demand for new buildings by DCO was proposed for quite a long time. Moving in this direction, on behalf of the State Government, the Central Government has approved various posts of Drug Controller, Assistant Drug Controller and Drug Control Officer in the State.

Health Department secretary Siddharth Mahajan, Drug Controller Rajaram Sharma, Director Public Health Dr KK Sharma, Chief Engineer Shri VK Meena and concerned officers were present on this occasion. Joint Director (Public Relations) Shri Govind Pareek anchored the programme.