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AC approves establishment of Medi-cities in Pampore, Jammu

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Gives nod to develop state-of-the-art medical facilities in J&K; approves up-gradation of Indira Gandhi Government Dental College, Jammu; clears decks for introduction of PG courses

Jammu: The Administrative Council (AC) which met here under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, approved the proposal of Industries and Commerce Department to establish two medi-cities, one each at Sempora, Pampore and Miransahib, Jammu, an official press release informed Thursday.

Farooq Khan and Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisors to the LG, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, J&K and Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the LG attended the meeting.

The decision aims at strengthening the health services in the Union territory and support recovery and disaster resilience in calamity prone areas by increasing government’s capacity to promptly respond to emergency situations, the press release said.

It said the Medicity in Kashmir division will be established on an area of Sempora, Pampore in Pulwama district. The centrality of the place will act as a focal point for whole population of the Valley for specialized health services.

Similarly, Medicity in Jammu division will be established at Miransahib, Jammu. The land is ideally located close to the main city and can cater to the medical service requirements of the entire division, the press release said.

Pertinently, setting up of new medical and higher education institutions in private sector is a part of the new Industrial Policy. The identified will be allotted transparently as per the J&K Industrial Land Allotment Policy, the press release said.

The AC also accorded the administrative approval to the construction of additional block of Indira Gandhi Government Dental College, Jammu at an estimated cost of Rs. 44.46 crore, an official press release said Thursday.

The construction of the new block will cater to the increased patient load by creating infrastructure for several clinical departments including hospital administration, emergency section, operation theatre, wards, prosthodontics & dental material department, pedodontics department, oral pathology, dental histology department, and community dentistry department, the press release said.

It said the enhanced infrastructure will also remove the deficiency pointed out by the team of Dental Council of India (DCI) during their visit to college in terms of in-sufficient building infrastructure for starting of PG Courses in the next session.

The decision is aimed at providing quality dental services to the public and introducing post graduate courses in dental care. It will also support the up-gradation of vital dental care services on modern grounds, the press release said.

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