Sh Manoj Sinha
Hon'ble Lt Governor,UT of J&K
Shri Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar
Advisor to
Hon'ble LG UT of J&K
Sh. Atal Dulloo, IAS
Chief Secretary,
J & K
Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, IAS
Secretary to the Government, H & M Education, J&K
Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather
Director Health Services, Kashmir



The integrated approach to health in Kashmir region over the years has helped in achieving many milestones in enhancing the quality of life of the people, especially the underprivileged and the underserved. Yet, there are many more challenges to be faced, milestones to be achieved, and the vision that the Directorate has set or the future consists of the following objectives that influence patient care and patient satisfaction:

  • Creation of patient-friendly physical enabling environments in all health institutions of the Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir and ensuring quality constructions of health infrastructure as per NBC and NABH guidelines.

  • Need-based and output based deployment of scarce health department manpower for an effective health system to be responsive to the expectations of the people.

  • A sustained and continuous supervision of the work done output reporting at all levels of the health administration.

  • Human resources management on modern lines and enhancing the skill levels of health professionals by way of simulation based trainings so that the staff becomes capable of handling patients as per current norms.

  • A self monitoring and self correcting system working on modern managerial principles, which is decentralized and based in the peripheral health institutions.

  • Making the institutions under the Directorate capable of handling emergencies particularly disaster situation.

  • Improving the quality of care as provided by the institutions of the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir.

  • Advocating for a change in the conceptualization and planning processes for the health sector for making it more need oriented and based on the actual unmet needs with modern planning techniques.

  • Creating Effective Public Private Partnerships for management and technological transfer of expertise into the health system.

  • Encouraging the hospitals and health facilities to innovate and replicate any good practices.