Issues directions to upgrade facilities with Ultrasonography, OT

LG visits Garacharma Health Centre
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Port Blair
22 May 2017

The Lt. Governor, A&N Islands, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi visited Primary Health Centre (PHC) Garacharma on Monday and took stock of the facilities in the hospital. The Principal Secretary (Health), Mr Raajiv Yaduvanshi, Secretary to LG, Mr A.K. Singla, Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman, Mr Udit Prakash Rai, the Councillor Ward No. 18, Smt. Rubana Aziz, the Director, Health Services, Smt. Shipra Paul and officers of DHS and APWD were present during the visit.
The Lt. Governor visited the male and female wards of  the PHC and interacted with the patients and enquired about their health. He also enquired from the DHS the medical facilities available in the PHC for the in-patient and out –patients. After taking stock of the facilities available, the Lt. Governor directed the DHS for installing an ultrasound machine for the benefit of the patients by July. He further directed the APWD to upgrade the existing medical block by November for starting an Operation Theatre in the PHC.