Government ensures quality health care for all at J&K: LG Sinha
“Clearly visible systemic improvements in key health indicators, national ranking”
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said today that the government is investing in health care and medical education so that all our citizens and young people have the best services and career options they deserve for a future better.
“We have radically reformed the health service delivery model. Over the past two years, we have moved quickly to fill the gaps at district and sub-district levels and harmonized all services for fast and efficient care of the needy. People now have easy access to the healthcare they need, when they need it and where they need it. Systemic improvements have led to high quality health care clearly visible in key health status indicators and national rankings,” said the Lieutenant Governor.
The Lieutenant Governor also noted that the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT plays a key role in protecting, preserving and promoting the health of the people and that even the most vulnerable members of society experience improved well-being. being from their family. It is pertinent to mention that to date around 80% of the total of 25.72 eligible families have been registered according to the NFSA database with at least one family member verified under PM-JAY and AB-PMJAY-SEHAT Scheme to benefit from the advantages of the scheme. A total of 72.57 lakh beneficiaries received the Golden Cards.
“We must constantly evolve innovative strategies to meet the challenges of our time, especially the post-Covid pandemic. SEHAT contributes to building a healthy society and helps us realize the vision of universal and comprehensive health care. He has made healthcare accessible to all citizens of UT Jammu Kashmir. The decentralized quality health care system has also eased the pressure on the city’s hospitals. We are also strengthening health care and related expertise for strategic direction to address the challenges of substance abuse,” the Lieutenant Governor said.
World class infrastructure has been completed and many more are to come in the Jammu and Kashmir division. Jammu AIIMS has become functional. Seven new government medical colleges are being established with a total expenditure of Rs. 1595 cr. 15 nursing schools will be made operational with an approximate additional cost of Rs. 60 crores in 2022-23. Two state cancer institutes (one each in Jammu and Kashmir division) will be made fully functional with a total cost of Rs. 212 Cr. (104 Cr Jammu & 108 Cr for Kashmir).
Bone and Joint Hospitals are also coming in both UT Divisions of Jammu and Kashmir at a cost of Rs. 129.80 Cr and an additional 200 bed block at LD Hospital, Srinagar at a cost of from Rs. 132.50 cr. Out of 140 projects with a total expenditure of Rs. 881.00 Cr under the Prime Minister’s Development Program (PMDP), 112 projects have already been completed and another 28 are expected to be completed during this year.
A total of 220 health projects and related works costing Rs. 1757.00 Cr are expected to be completed in 2022-2023. Against the target of 2742 Health and Welfare Centers, 2108 have been made operational in UT of Jammu and Kashmir. 636 additional health and wellness centers will be made operational in 2022-23, bringing cumulative progress to 2,742 centres.
“Rs. 4200 Cr investment in medi-city will also increase the number of MBBS beds and seats in UT of Jammu-Kashmir. Proposed hospitals, paramedical college and super specialty hospitals will add 1000 MBBS seats, bringing a huge relief to young people considering a career in medical education,” added the Lieutenant Governor.