Establishing new hospitals milestone in J&K’s health sector: Balbir

The initiative of the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for establishment of new medical colleges attached with existing Referral/District Hospitals, is indeed one more step towards providing standard health care facilities to the needy people in their own districts in Jammu & Kashmir.
“The establishment of medical colleges at district levels will prove to be milestones in the health sector”, Balbir said. It also reflects the concern and commitment of Prime Minister Narendra Modi government to ensure that no one is deprived of availing best treatment without travelling long distances for the same. Balbir said no doubt the capital cities of Jammu and Kashmir state have Soura Institute at Srinagar and GMC Hospital in Jammu and these institutions have better facilities of treatment but similar facilities are not available in hospitals which are far away located in districts and as a result a large number of patients are frequently referred to Jammu or Srinagar. This not only poses inconvenience to the patients and their attendants, many of whom cannot afford frequent visits to Jammu or Srinagar, but also creates pressure on the government hospitals which usually face full occupancy. Expressing hope that the three new hospitals, for which foundation stones have been laid at Rajouri, Anantnag .

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