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LG lays foundation stone of Kashmir Medical College & Super-Speciality Hospital

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Developed by Milli Trust, Delhi; Sinha says it’s is one of the biggest private sector investments in health sector of UT

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha laid the foundation stone of Kashmir Medical College & Super-Speciality Hospital being developed by Milli Trust, Delhi, at the Industrial Estate Sempora, Medicity Srinagar, today, an official press release informed.

It said addressing the gathering at the ground breaking ceremony, the LG said the project is one of the biggest private sector investments in the health sector of UT that will improve efficiency and quality of care.

“It is a new era for private investments in J&K UT and testimony to PM Narendra Modi’s commitment to make J&K UT a leading investment destination for the manufacturing and service sector,” said the LG.

The project worth Rs. 525 cr will develop a medical college with 150 MBBS seats to fulfill the aspirations of youth and a 100 bedded hospital will provide world-class healthcare at affordable rates. The project will provide employment opportunities to 2000 local youth, it was informed.

“We have created an enabling environment for the private sector for economic development, employment and income generation. The administration is deeply and sincerely committed to ease of doing business and ease of living,” said the LG.

Sinha also shared the details of infrastructure being developed in the UT

He said that Rs 1.25 lakh crores worth road and highway projects are being completed in the Union Territory and “we have also created the necessary institutional structures for investment.”

The journey from Katra to Delhi will be possible in six hours with the completion of the new Katra-Delhi expressway while the journey from Kashmir to Delhi will take only nine hours, he added.

The LG also said that the world ‘s highest iconic rail bridge has been completed and will be thrown open by the end of this year. With regards to air connectivity, 126 flights shall be operational from May 2, he added.

The LG also said J&K UT is way ahead of the national average on several health parameters.

“We have two AIIMS, nine medical colleges. J&K also leads in per person spending on healthcare facilities. Every family in the UT is covered under Ayushmaan Sehat. We are making sincere efforts to transform Jammu & Kashmir into a prime destination for medical tourism,” he added.

The LG also expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “unparalleled growth” of J&K UT.

“The transformation of J&K UT is a classic example of what good governance with a focus on inclusive development can achieve in a short period of time,” he added.

Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Fayaz Ahmad, Chairman Milli Trust,  and other senior officers were present on the occasion.

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