The Minister of State for Health & Medical Education, Ms Asiea Naqash today said three new medical colleges are being established in the State soon to augment the human resource for the betterment of health sector. This was stated by the Minister at a function organized by J&K Nurses’ Association at GMC Srinagar on the eve of International Nurses Day.
Ms Naqash said the medical colleges will be established in Baramulla, Anantnag and Rajouri districts. She said the Government of India has recently approved Rs 567 crore for opening of these three Colleges at a cost Rs 189 crore per College.
She said the State Government will soon complete the formalities for obtaining formal sanction for other two medical colleges to be established in Doda and Kathua districts, as Government of India has raised certain queries in this regard. The Minister said the formalities for setting up AIIMS at Awantipora are also being completed so that the prestigious institute comes up as early as possible.
She further said that 10 nursing colleges are also being established in the State. The Minister said improving the health infrastructure in health sector was the vision and dreams of former Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. On the occasion, the Minister praised the services rendered by the nurses in health care. She stressed on hi tech training program for nurses and assured support to the aspirants who are pursuing nurses courses.