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MoS Health reviews PET scan upcoming facility at SKIMS

SKIMS Faculty Forum calls on Asiea Naqash


Srinagar, Nov 13 (KNS): Minister of State for Health and Medical Education, Asiea Naqash today reviewed the progress of the installation of PET scan machine in SKIMS.
The Minister was informed that the installation of PET scan machine is already completed, and is presently undergoing quality control tests.
Asiea directed the authorities to speed up the process of Quality Control Tests so that the PET scan facility will be started soon for cancer patients in Valley.
The Minister informed that the Health department will also start PET scan facility at SMHS soon. She said the department is preparing a DPR for procurement of the machine.
Prof Sameer Naqash, Prof Shoukat Khan, Dr M Iqbal Lon, Dr Muzafar Maqsood of SKIMS and other concerned officers were present at the meeting.
Meanwhile, a delegation of newly elected members of the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Faculty Forum today called on Minister of State for Health and Medical Education, Asiea Naqash to apprise her of issues confronted by the Institute’s faculty
The delegation comprised Prof Sameer Naqash (Executive Secretary), Prof Shoukat Khan (Executive Member- Professor), Dr M Iqbal Lone (Executive Member Additional Professor), and Dr MuzafarMaqsood (Executive Member-Associate Professor) met the Minister here today.
The members of the Faculty Forum raised issues regarding ongoing faculty interviews at SKIMS for faculty promotions and appointments to new faculty, full implementation of SRO 283 that equates SKIMS faculty in terms of appointment, pay, allowances, retirement age and other perks with AIIMS New Delhi.
The Minister gave the delegation a patient hearing and assured them that she would ensure that all of their genuine demands would be taken up with the concerned quarters at the earliest for prioritized redress. (KNS)