Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha along with the central minister laid the foundation for a 100-bedded hospital in the industrial area of Ompora Budgam.
The hospital being constructed at a cost of Rs 160 crore would be equipped with modern healthcare facilities and will have OPD, IPD, ICU, Wards, Diagnostic Laboratories, Operation Theater, Disaster management facilities, in addition to an independent sub-station. Surgery and Psychiatric departments would be established in which specialist doctors and well trained staff will be made available round the clock.
Speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor termed the occasion as yet another step to boost healthcare infrastructure in J&K. “He said that the government is working to provide world class health facilities at affordable prices to the people of UT.
Sinha further said that the aim of the government was to strengthen the preventive, primary and secondary health care ecosystem in J&K.
He said that the facilities in the hospital would be on the lines of those available in the hospital in Ahmedabad, and there is no cap placed on the expenses during the treatment, so that needy people are benefitted.