Srinagar: To have the first-hand appraisal of the developmental scenario and S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) functioning Chief Secretary-BVR Subrahmanyam conducted the extensive tour of the institute and had detailed interaction with all Head of Departments (HoD) on Saturday.
A spokesperson of SKIMS said Subrahmanyam received by Director SKIMS/EOSG Dr Omar Javed Shah.
She said besides detailed interaction with all HODs of SKIMS, he had an on spot visit of various prestigious projects like State Cancer Institute, OPD block, Medical & Surgical Emergency, Library block, STP and adjoining areas.
He directed that all the projects be completed in time to facilitate the necessary facilities for poor patients.
Later Dr Omar Javed Shah gave a comprehensive overview of the ongoing development projects and detailed functioning of SKIMS in a PowerPoint presentation at new boardroom in presence of HODs and other officers of SKIMS.
Chief Secretary in his address appreciated Director SKIMS for administrative calibre and assured full cooperation and availability of sufficient funds against deficiencies and demands projected by HODs during their interaction.
Secretary urged Director to make a comprehensive proposal of various issues pertaining to manpower, space, equipment and drugs.
He stressed on research through external funding and focus on tertiary care.
He also desired that autonomy of the Institute which has a glorious past should be retained.