JK fast progressing on patient-care front; says Health Minister Lays foundation of 100-bed hospital at Kot-Bhalwal

Calling for close coordination between health functionaries and executing agency for expeditious completion of the hospital, Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat reiterated the resolve of the government of according utmost priority to the patient care in the government hospitals and other associated hospitals in
the state.
He was speaking while lying foundation stone of 100 bedded Sub district Hospital at Kot Bhalwal to be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 21.93 crore by J&K Project Construction Corporation Limited (JKPCC).
He called upon the Medical fraternity to work as a team to extend best healthcare to the people adding that ASHAs and other field functionaries can jointly serve this purpose well. He asked the department to hold seminars, workshops and awareness camps to educate the masses about health and hygiene to prevent diseases.
Minister congratulated the people for having this vital project in their area. He said that the 3-storey 100 bedded Sub District Hospital will be completed within 3 years, benefitting a population of 40,000 of block -Kote Bhalwal and its adjoining areas.
Director Health Services, Jammu, Dr B S Pathania, Director Mission NHM, Jagmohan Singh, General Manager, JKPCC, ND Khawaja, Dy. General Manager, Satish Bhagat, CMO Jammu, senior Doctors, Engineers of concerned departments Sarpanches, Panches, a large number of Asha workers and locals were also present on the occasion.

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