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Chief Minister,  Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday lauded the doctors and paramedical staff of the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura  for their role during the current unrest.

The Chief Minister said this while chairing the 43rd Governing Body meeting of SKIMS held at SKICC here.

“During the recent law and order situation, the manner in which the medics and paramedics rose to the occasion and for days together ensured that proper medical care is given to the patients reflects high on their professionalism and reiterates the faith in this noble profession,” Chief Minister said.

The Chief Minister who is also the Chairperson of the Governing Body said the faculty members of SKIMS are delivering quality patient care at par with other renowned institutions of the country, however, SKIMS needs further improvements viz a viz healthcare services to the poor, capacity building for nurses/doctors, treatment of various life threatening disease like cancer etc for which SKIMS needs to come up with a futuristic vision that will ensure best healthcare facilities for the people of the State.

In order to keep pace with recent advances and to update their knowledge and skills, the Chief Minister said that the SKIMS faculty members may be allowed a sabbatical leave of 1 year after every five years. She added that the faculty strength should not however be affected and needs to be maintained as per MCI regulations.

Regarding participation of the faculty members in National and International Conferences, the Chief Minister said that the norms of such participation and the duration should be looked into and preferably based on the criteria in vogue in other renowned institutions of the country like AIIMS, New Delhi.