GUWAHATI, Nov 16 � The Kamrup Metro district authority has directed the health department to ensure that hospitals in the city strictly adhere to all norms and regulations inside and outside their premises, including carrying out regular inspection of such establishments.
This was decided during the monthly meeting of the District Development Committee of Kamrup Metro district held on Saturday in the Conference Hall of the DC office here.
The meeting was chaired by Dr M Angamuthu, Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner.
Apart from normal review of departmental performance and activities, emphasis was laid upon civic amenities like drinking water, toilet facilities and disabled friendly amenities in all the hospitals in the district.
Dr Angamuthu directed the Joint Director, Health Services, to take appropriate actions in this regard.
He stressed upon inspection of all private hospitals in the light of provisions of the Health Establishment Act for better service to the citizens, especially for poor and BPL families.
Matters related to performance of some government schools in HSLC as well as HSSLC examinations were discussed in the meeting. Dr Angamuthu expressed concern over poor performance by some of the schools in the city.
The Inspector of Schools was instructed to take effective steps for improvement of the scenario with a direction that he would convene meeting of the headmasters and principals to discuss the issue.
Some issues like parking facility, transportation of students, use of age old buses, callous driving of some school buses leading to untoward incidents, adherence to provisions of the Right to Education (RTE) Act in respect of private schools were also discussed.
Instructions were given to the Inspector of Schools to address these issues.
Raising the height level of transformers located at different localities to a considerable height and barricading them to prevent untoward incidents also came up in the meeting.
The ASEB official present at the meeting was instructed to some up with a plan to achieve this on mission within by end of January 2015.