Through the different health schemes and by issuing health cards to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the administration is trying to have the easy access of healthcare to poor people who cannot afford to go to private hospitals and nursing homes to pay the bills.
Recently LG Manoj Sinha said that with the liberal funding of the centre his administration has been able to reform health care services across Jammu and Kashmir.
Lot of infrastructure in the healthcare system is coming up both in Jammu and Srinagar.
Bone & Joint Hospitals are also coming up at both the divisions of the UT of Jammu & Kashmir at a cost of Rs. 129.80 Cr and 200 Bedded Additional Block at LD Hospital Srinagar at a cost of Rs. 132.50 Cr. Out of 140 projects with total outlay of Rs. 881.00 Cr under Prime Minister’s Development package (PMDP), 112 projects have already been completed and 28 others are targeted to be completed during this year.
Total 220 Health Projects and related works costing Rs. 1757.00 Cr are targeted to be completed during 2022-23. Against the target of 2742 Health & Wellness centers, 2108 have been made operational in the UT of Jammu Kashmir. 636 more Health & Wellness Centers shall be made operational during 2022-23, raising the cumulative progress to 2742 centers.
Rs. 4200 Cr investment in medi-city will also increase the number of beds and MBBS seats in the UT of Jammu Kashmir. Proposed hospitals, paramedical college and super specialty hospitals will add 1,000 MBBS seats, bringing huge relief to the youth planning for a career in medical studies.