JAMMU: Today, Block Medical Officers and the District Magistrate, Sachin Kumar Vaishya, met to discuss the district’s health services and how to improve them. In order to effectively address the public’s healthcare needs without frequently referring patients to Government Medical College or other city hospitals, the DM underlined during the meeting the need for expanding the outlying hospitals and medical centres.In addition to providing equal care to metropolitan regions as well, he emphasised the need of Community Health Centres (CHCs) in addressing the medical requirements of rural communities. It was determined that Block Medical Officers and Sub Divisional Magistrates would make routine visits to these facilities to evaluate their capacity and service performance as part of a discussion about strategies for developing CHCs and other medical facilities. They will also determine the facility’ needs for personnel, machinery, and equipment as well as any restrictions they may encounter.In contrast to using punitive measures, Sachin emphasised the necessity of using corrective measures to revive the health system. He emphasised the necessity of improving medical facilities in metropolitan areas. The role of private hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics was also discussed at the meeting, with a focus on improving public access to Jan Aushadhi Kendras. Enhancing these Kendras’ functioning was the topic of conversation. The discussion also included non-communicable disease awareness efforts, the Anaemia Mukt Bharat programme, and other health-related preventive measures. The group also discussed the Poshan Abhiyan, midday meals for kids, and the function of ASHA employees. Yoginder Katoch, the chief planning officer, and Dr. Harbaksh Singh, the chief medical officer, were among the important officials present.