Health Minister V.S Vijay, on Monday, said that the Government Rajaji Hospital would have a ward for the Chief Minister Insurance Scheme within the next 10 days.

The Minister addressed a review meeting at the hospital on implementing the scheme with all the Heads of Departments and administrative officials taking part. Besides ensuring that the ward had all requisite equipment, the Department Heads were tasked with responsibilities such as appointing a nodal officer and opening a separate bank account in a nationalised bank for participating departments.

The ward must be selected as per guidelines approved by Director of Medical Education and adequate Medical Officers, nurses and other staff must be maintained in a separate duty roaster in the ward with Nodal Officer, Resident Medical Officer and Dean.

Further, the Nodal Officer must monitor the availability of equipment, medicines and other facilities besides monitoring the staff appointed by the insurance company. A liaison officer would be appointed by the insurance company.

All Government Hospitals in the State would have a ward with 30 to 40 beds for this insurance ward. with While emergency cases should be admitted only to Intensive Care Unit, they may be transferred to Insurance Ward after having been stabilised.

The officials were told to ensure that the ward had adequate space for a reception area with adequate ventilation with separate entrance door marked as ‘Chief Minister's Insurance Ward.'

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