SRINAGAR — Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar on Wednesday addressed the three-day 19th Management Development Program (MDP) at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) here.
As per a statement issued here, the MDP was organized by the Department of Hospital Administration SKIMS in association with the Academy of Hospital Administration India for medical officers, hospital administrators, paramedical staff and other healthcare professionals.
Addressing a gathering of scholars, medical researchers, doctors and other medical practitioners, Advisor Bhatnagar said that an important aspect of service delivery in medical care is being addressed through the conduct of this MDP.
He added that management, visionary leadership, teamwork and innovation in optimizing the healthcare system to meet the evolving needs of patients and communities are the most critical aspects for the success of any organization. “This MDP will prove fruitful for enhancing the hospital administration not only in this prestigious institution but for the whole of J&K,” he added.
Speaking on different aspects of this program, Advisor Bhatnagar highlighted that this MDP is aimed to equip healthcare professionals with the essential skills required to navigate the complex landscape of healthcare management effectively.
He gave some valuable insights on enhancing patient experience, improving operational efficiency, implementing best practices, managing change, having a problem-solving approach, leadership and team involvement besides motivation for successful healthcare management.
While complimenting SKIMS for being the front-runner in providing patient care services in any situation, Advisor Bhatnagar said that the UT government is committed to providing excellent medicare to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
He added that with the concerted efforts of Union and UT governments, there has been a sea change in the healthcare system across J&K with world-class medical infrastructure being established in the entire UT.
Speaking on the occasion, Director SKIMS, Professor Parvaiz A Koul appreciated the Department of Hospital Administration for organizing the three-day event where diverse topics in hospital administration are being deliberated by the experts. He expressed hope that these deliberations will benefit all the participants as well as students.
National President of Academy of Hospital Administration, Dr. Yashpal Sharma and Dean of Medical Faculty SKIMS, Professor Bashir A Laway also spoke on the occasion and complimented the Department of Hospital Administration SKIMS for hosting this event. He underlined the significance of such programs in the delivery of patient care management.
HoD, Hospital Administration, SKIMS, Professor G H Yatoo, while speaking on the occasion, gave a detailed description of the program, saying that the experts will deliberate on various topics of importance to hospital administration and management administration for support.