JK govt to set up 300 allopathic and public health centres

Jammu and Kashmir government plans to construct 300 buildings for allopathic, Indian system of medicine and Public Health Centres (PHC) this year to further strengthen medical facilities in the state. Government has accorded top priority to the upgradation of healthcare facilities and would construct 100 buildings of PHC and 200 allopathic and ISM dispensary buildings this year, Health and Medical Education Minister Mangat Ram Sharma said, adding that Rs 200 crore would be made available through NABARD lending for this purpose. The two hospital building with 20-bed capacity, equipped with modern gadgets have been completed at a cost of INR 1.49 crore. The construction work on residential complexes for medicos and para-medicos would be completed within next three months, he said while inaugurating a PHC in Anantnag. The government has initiated fast track policy to catapult the overall development in rural areas. The frequent visits of ministers have helped to enhance the pace of development and enforcement of accountability in their ution, he said. Responding to the demands of the people, the Minister said that two sub-health centres would be set up at village Batpora and Humnari within fifteen days. He said that the construction work of new building for sub-district hospital in Seer-Kanlingund have been completed at a cost of INR 5 crore while as construction of Pahalgam Health Centre would be constructed at an estimated cost of INR 5 crore.

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