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Health minister lays foundation stone of new college and hostel at Handwara

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LG expresses gratitude to PM Modi for expansion of health and medical education infra

Srinagar: Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya laid the foundation stone of new nursing college and nursing hostel at Handwara, Kupwara, through video conferencing today, an official press release informed.

It said on the occasion, the LG Manoj Sinha expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union Health Ministry for the unprecedented expansion of health facilities and medical education infrastructure in Jammu & Kashmir.

He said the new nursing college will go a long way in augmenting the medical education infrastructure and overall health-care in the border district of Kupwara.

The LG shared the rapid advances made in increasing access to healthcare in Jammu & Kashmir. About 4500 seats have been added in MBBS, PG and nursing education within the last four years, he added.

He reiterated the commitment of the administration to provide quality health services to the citizens and to give a major push to develop and deploy modern health technologies for future care.

The Handwara Nursing College project is targeted to be completed within four working seasons.

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