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LG dedicates 100-bedded Emergency Block at GMC Jammu to the people

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Unveils Mission Youth Skill Development calendar

Jammu: In yet another move to substantially improve the health infrastructure in J&K, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today dedicated the newly constructed 100-bedded Emergency Block at Government Medical College, Jammu and new 50-bedded Government hospital at Gangyal to the public.

“Our priority is to save precious human lives by providing the quality health care facilities to people requiring immediate care. The new health facilities will strengthen emergency patient care system, ensure better clinical management, besides adding to the available bed capacity catering to more patients,” an official spokesman quoted the Lt Governor as saying.

He, according to the official spokesman, said that healthcare infrastructure in the UT has been transformed in the last 11 months. With timely interventions, we have created a greater capacity in J&K to treat Covid and non-Covid patients leading to better management of patients.

The Lt Governor called for putting all-out efforts to further improve the functioning of health institutions by optimum utilization of available resources for providing better healthcare services to all, said the spokesman.

After the inaugural ceremony, the Lt Governor took a round of the various sections of the new health facilities at both the venues and inspected the medicare services being made available to the patients.

The Lt Governor also interacted with medical staff present there and asked them to provide the best healthcare services to the visiting patients.

Costing Rs 11.50 cr, the new Emergency Block having 64 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds and 32 Beds for Emergency Department of Medicine has been established to accommodate more patients for providing specialized treatments in modern emergency & accidental services. The new Block shall be provided with 4800 LPM capacity Oxygen Generation Plant.

Besides, the new hospital at Gangyal developed at a cost of Rs 20 cr will provide adequate health care facilities to the people of the area including General Medicine, Surgery, Paediatric Services, Gynae/ Obstetrics, Orthopaedics,  ENT facilities, Dental Services, Labs, Operation Theatres,  Blood Bank , Emergency Services , other supportive services.

Meanwhile, on the occasion of International Youth Skills Day, LG today unveiled the Mission Youth Skill Development calendar under Annual Action Plan approved by Mission Youth’s Governing Body.

Speaking on the aims and objectives behind the ‘Endeavour to Empower’ initiative of the Mission Youth, the Lt Governor observed that the Jammu & Kashmir Government has conceived a series of activities under Mission Youth aimed to provide a vibrant medium for youth engagement.

The mission and strategy is to focus on aspirations of youth from smaller towns and villages. The talented youth from rural areas have potential to become driving force behind Jammu & Kashmir’s economic growth, remarked the Lt Governor.

As many as 10,000 Youths are being targeted to be trained under a total of 98 programmes and certified courses, coupled with other initiatives of Youth Engagement & empowerment for the future job skills in a post-Covid world. These advanced programmes will be conducted in partnership with various corporate houses, universities, and NGOs, he added.

Laying special focus on bridging the gap between supply & demand of skilled workforce in job industry and to create a strong environment for professionals and technical skill development in Jammu and Kashmir, the Lt Governor stated that the prominent high employability potential sectors include Banking & Financial Services, Oxy Skills, Fashion & Designing, Cyber Security, Web Designing, Robotics and Artificial intelligence will be covered under the Endeavour to Empower initiative of Mission Youth during this fiscal.

Mission Youth has also introduced soft skills training for Youth of J&K to professionally equip them with proficient soft skills to meet the challenges of modern job industry, added the Lt Governor.

The Lt Governor asked the concerned officials to ensure healthy gender parity in the implementation of skill development programmes so that women also get equal opportunities in these specially designed programmes.

Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, CEO, Mission Youth gave a detailed overview of Skilling Schedule & Courses for 2021-22 under the Endeavour to Empower initiative.

Pertinently, the Governing Body of Mission Youth has approved a budgetary component of Rs 9.0 cr for skilling initiatives in J&K.

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