Health & Family Welfare Department will forthwith operate 24×7 Health Helpline named SWASTHYA BANDHU on an outsourced basis. Patients, Patient Parties or the general public would receive the following two categories of services from the Helpline (a) Information regarding availability of essential services in State Government Run Health Facilities and (b) Assistance in availing the services rendered by the State Government Run Health Facilities.
Department of Health & Family Welfare, W.B.
This department has been vested with the responsibility of maintaining and developing the health care system in W.B. Public health, sanitation and hospitals are the exclusive responsibilities of the State.
In partial modification of all previous orders in respect of the uniform prescribed for nursing personnel under the Directorate of Health Services, Govt. of West Bengal, the following specifications are prescribed as uniform for nursing personnel while on duty:
Governor has been pleased to enhance washing allowances of Nursing Staff from Rs. 25/- (Twenty five) only per month to Rs. 150/- (One hundred and fifty) only per month in respect of washing charges of the uniform with effect from 01.08.2013.
Prescribed application Form for counseling/ admission to Degree course in Homoeopathy (B.H.M.S), Ayurveda (B.A.M.S), Unani (B.U.M.S) and Physiotherapy (B.P.T) in different Government and Private Colleges in West Bengal, is available for download.
For the execution of the Quality Assurance Programme, the Department of Health and Family Welfare has decided to institute the Quality management System in all the six secondary level district hospitals.
This is a statutory responsibility of the DDOs to issue of GPF account slips to Group-D employees immediately after the end of financial year.