DHS Reviews, Implementation of Biomedical Equipment Management and Maintenance Program (BEMMP) in Kashmir

Srinagar November 11 (KNS): Director Health Services, Kashmir Dr. Mushtaq Rather today chaired ‘An Orientation cum Review Meeting’ for ‘NHM Sponsored, National Programme for Biomedical Equipments, Management and Maintenance’ (BEMMP). 

This meeting was chaired by Dr. Mushtaq Ah. Rather, DHS-Kashmir where all the stake holders including Chief Medical Officers, District Health Officers, Medical Superintendents and others officials and officers from all the 10 districts of Kashmir,  up to PHC level had also participated in the review cum orientation programme held here at the conference hall of NHM in old secretariate Srinagar.
This meeting has been intended to review the implementation of Biomedical Equipment Maintenance and Management Programme in Kashmir valley and to orient the stake holders those includes Nodal Officers of BEMMP for assessment of equipment available in District Hospitals, Sub District Hospitals, Community Health Centres and Primary Health Centres for their safety and reliability. The trainees were sensitised regarding all aspects of the programme through a PowerPoint Presentation and detailed deliberations by Business Head and Regional Manager from M/S Mediciti Healthcare Services those’re the private partners and effectively running this programme in PPP-module with NHM.
In his concluding remarks, Director Health Services Kashmir Dr. Mushtaq informed once again that the service provider Mediciti will facilitate the repair of the all biomedical equipments in a time bound manner and it is also the responsibility of Govt. authorities and end-users to authentically support and implement this programme in letter-&-spirits, by developing a proper monitoring mechanism. It is also emphasized upon all the stake holders to strongly follow the Programme SoPs and Guidelines by State / Administrative Level Monitoring Unit (APEX COMMITTEE) those shall warrants ‘Assets Management, Breakdown Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Equipments Calibrations, Warranty Management Services, and Users Trainings etc. DHS also clarified that it is the foremost duty of facility I/C’s to immediately delegate  one officer I/C as facility wise nodal officer for the rightful implementations of sponsored programme and this should be made ensured that all the biomedical equipments to be brought under the ambits of BEMMP where service provider shall be responsible for doing the warranty management services on behalf of J&K health department without any financial claims, there-of.Click Here To Follow Our WhatsApp Channel 

As such, directions were issued to tag all the machinery/ equipment available in the health institutions, alongside concluding the condemnations process as per BEMMP guidelines to clear of the equipments those’ve been proposed for condemnations and beyond economical repairs so that there should be no junk stocks and materials to make healthcare institutions as junk free.

Taking note of the feat gained through BEMMP at Healthcare Facilities across valley, Director Health Services, while taking stocks of real-time live dashboard, impressed upon officials / end-users to acknowledge the work done in real time as well. DHS also appreciated the Nodal officers of districts including Nodal Officer I/C of JLNM, and Kupwara for doing well under this programme besides exhorted M/S Mediciti to support CMOs to organise such type of review and training workshops at districts level also for which the Assistant Director and Controller of Stores-Kashmir, who’s also officiating as I/C Provincial Nodal Officer of BEMMP, shall be coordinating in this regard.  
Bio-Medical Equipment Management and Maintenance Program, was launched in J&K in November 2019 for better management and maintenance of medical equipments. And during the meeting, held here at the Old Secretariat, DKS-K, took inputs from Chief Medical Officers (CMOs), District Nodal Officers (DHOs), Block Medical Officers (BMOs) and Medical Superintendents (MSs) etc. about the functioning of medical equipments at their respective health facilities and addressed all important issues on a priority basis and asked the concerned officers to take responsibility for effective delivery of health care services to patients care in valley.(KNS)

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