Port Blair, May 8: Admiral DK Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd) Hon'ble Lt Governor, A&N Islands and Vice Chairman, Islands Development Agency participated in the 14th Conference of Central Council of Health & Family Welfare (CCHFW) chaired by Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Hon'ble Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Chemical and Fertilizers, GoI at Kevadia, Gujarat.

Highlighted the urgent need of expediting filling up vacancies of specialist doctors, to be appointed through CGHS. Recommended augmenting Primary and Secondary Health Care Infrastructure above and beyond mainland norms in view of the remoteness of A&N Islands and it's geographical limitations. In view of the thin population density spread over large areas, suggested hybrid solutions for delivery of Tertiary healthcare on as and when required basis.