Monday, May 16, 2011

ECHS communications improving..

A recent exchange of mails wrt ECHS is forwarded For Your Information Please.
Looking at the dates of the initial mail from Gen Satbir Singh, and the last in the chain provides evidence of the seriousness and expediency with which the ECHS Hq responds and takes note of suggestions for improvement. This is a positive sign, so even as we have reason to believe that a LOT is lacking and even MORE needs to be done, it is comforting to know that we have a spirited set up attending to inputs.

With Warm Regards,
Col RP Chaturvedi,

Dear Brig Kamboj, please see trailing mail (Gen Satbirs letter, my follow up and MDs response). Whereas there are problems and improvement is an ongoing process; what is heartening is the fact that we have an extremely caring and supportive Central Org ECHS. Whereas I can see that all questions with regards to Gen Satbirs letter have not been addressed specially with regards to why Army Hosps who have accepted to cater to ESMs cannot provide TOTAL treatment from consultation to post discharge care as required, I am of the opinion that we continue to give feed back and given the present totally positive response, matters will continue to improve. I am also aware that there are a number of veterans who feel that there are faults in the present org structure and micro management will not take us too far; we also need to look at the matter from the Service HQs point of view. Our top Services hierarchy is as committed to this cause as anyone can be. Those of us who have served at the Army HQ level and dealt with the MOD know only too well how Babudom and Netagiri function. These two roadblocks are a 'GIVEN' in any effort that we may make towards improvement in OROP-Pensions-Medicare and every other matter. So we will just have to 'Bash on Regardless'

May i request you to pass this on as a package to the environment.

Brig Sateesh Kuthiala

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