Hospital Admin's role vital in health scenario: Guv

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Chandigarh, Oct 11 (UNI) The Governor of Haryana Dr A R Kidwai, stressed upon the role of Hospital Administrators in current health scenario.

He said that with the advancement of medical science and fast changing technologies in Health care the role of hospital administrators has become very vital in efficient and effective management of hospitals.

Dr Kidwai was speaking at the second National Conference on Hospital Administration-Recent Trends in PGIMER here, after inaugurating the two-day conference organised by the Department of Hospital Administration, attended by over 300 delegates from all parts of country.

While addressing the conference, Prof K K Talwar, Director PGI said that as health care industry was expanding, the role of hospital administrator will become more challenging and in future there will be more need of qualified hospital administrators.

The first scientific session which was chaired by Lt Gen N K Parmar, DGHS (Army), started with the presentation of Prof Raj Bahadur, Director Principal, GMCH 32, Chandigarh on the role of National Disaster Management Authority in disaster management.

Major Gen (Dr) Shamsher Singh, Commandant, Command Hospital, Chandimandir also talked about the role of Hospital Administrators in the management of disaster.

Prof S K Malhotra of PGI discussed how to cope with the internal disasters in hospitals.

In the session of "Role of Hospital Administrators in control of HIV/ AIDS" Shivi Negi from National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), New Delhi talked about the new concept of National AIDS control programme-III which, she said ''are a must for Health Administrators''.

Col U B Misra from AFMC, Pune, Dr Ashok Chordiya from Fortis Hospital Mohali and Dr Atul Adaniya from Reliance Mumbai discussed the legal and ethical aspects in health care organization.

The day concluded with the session of "Hospital accreditation and quality control" during which Dr Simmar Gill shared the experience of JCI accreditation of Fortis Hospital, Mohali and Dr Rekha Batura from Tata Hospital Mumbai, Dr D C Joshi and Dr Santosh from IIHMR, Jaipur presented the papers on quality control in Hospitals.

A poster competition was also held in which the young hospital administrators show cased their posters on some of the recent issues like terrorist attacks on hospitals and patient safety.

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