Ajaz Ahmad War
Public healthcare system in the Valley isn’t something one can commend the administration for, but yet there is an odd healthcare unit here or there, or a hospital that is doing exceptionally well.
One such hospital is JLNM Hospital, Rainawari that paints a positive picture in the middle of gloom.
From patients to attendants, there’s a widespread feeling that the hospital has improved leaps and bounds. And the man under whose leadership the laurels come is the Superintend, JLNM Hospital, Dr. Zakir Hussain Khan.
Within months of him taking charge, the hospital has witnessed numerous positive developments.
One of the major upgradation successes is the computerised Radiography. That makes X-ray filming hassle-free for the patient.
Under the dynamic leadership of Dr Zakir Hussain Khan, the hospital is also in the process of upgrading the all-important dental department, inducting the state-of-the-art dental chairs.
The hospital is also starting Diploma in National Board (DNB). JLNM Hospital is going to witness sufficient flow of human resource in the form of paramedics, doctors and nurses and scores of quality professionals that graduate from the institution itself.
While the thrust on human resource development is on, infrastructure building is an equally important feature. The stalled work on the adjacent new block has been resumed with a deadline to the contractors to finish it by the end of this year.
The presence of doctors in every department has vastly improved with the hospital taking load of more than 2200 patients daily in an excellent manner.
Paediatrics, Cardiology and other departments have all been upgraded.
“We are very happy that in the past few months the hospital JLNM has improved vastly and is emerging fast as one of the premier healthcare institute of the Valley. We hope this momentum continues,” said Mohammad Amin, a local.
It won’t be an overstatement to say that development of JLNM Hospital is exemplary and should serve as an inspiration to other hospital heads. At a place like Kashmir where people often complain about the drawbacks in public healthcare, Dr. Zakir Hussain Khan has proved that if there is intent and sincerity, you can transform an ailing institution into a big success story.