Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: The All-India Institute of Medical Sciences director R. C. Deka on Thursday visited the Institute’s rural healthcare centre at Ballabhgarh in Haryana and inaugurated a new hostel block. He was accompanied by the head of Centre for Community Medicine C. S. Pandav, and other senior officials.

Prof. Deka spent three hours at the hospital and planted a sapling in the hospital lawn.

He said that the new hostel block consisting of 12 rooms, which could accommodate 24 doctors, would go a long way in improving the patient care services for the nearby villages.

Stating that 80 per cent of the population lives in villages, Prof. Deka reiterated that it would be his endeavour to give the best of facilities to the poorest of the poor of the rural masses.

The director interacted with the doctors, paramedical staff and officers to get first hand information on the quality of treatment being provided to the patients. He also discussed measures to be taken for preservation of the heritage building in the hospital complex.

Prof. Deka specifically laid emphasis on his commitment to the National Rural Health Mission and said that he would like to see the Ballabhgarh Hospital as a model centre for implementation of the Mission. He also met the faculty and appreciated their good work.