J&K govt finalises Rs 496 crore NRHM action plan

In order to upgrade health infrastructure and complete several on-going projects, the Jammu and Kashmir government has finalised a Rs 496.75 crore action plan for the National Rural Health Mission for the year 2012-13.

Updated: Jan 31, 2012, 15:22 PM IST

Jammu: In order to upgrade health
infrastructure and complete several on-going projects, the
Jammu and Kashmir government has finalised a Rs 496.75 crore
action plan for the National Rural Health Mission for the year
2012-13.

A tentative action plan under NRHM to upgrade the health
infrastructure and to complete several on-going projects in
the state has been finalised to the tune of Rs 496.75 crore
for the year 2012-13, NRHM Mission Director Dr Yashpal Sharma
said today.

The action plan of NRHM includes multifaceted activities
related to upgradation of health care infrastructure in Jammu
and Kashmir.

Minister for Health, Horticulture and Floriculture Sham
Lal Sharma finalised the plan at a high-level meeting of
officers here.

The priorities have been fixed according to the demands
projected by the various stakeholders in all the districts,
Sharma said.

The Minister took a detailed review and status report of
several projects undertaken under NRHM and State Programme
Implementation Plan of NRHM for the next year to be submitted
to the Central government.

He also reviewed the status of Medical Mobile Units,
procurement of Critical Care Ambulances, CT scan units and
setting up of bio-medical waste units at Jammu and Srinagar.

Stressing on the need for coordinated efforts to achieve
better results, the Minister called for timely completion of
various on-going projects and judiciously use of unspent
funds.

He directed the Directors, Health, to personally monitor
the progress of the projects and maintain close liaison with
the executing agencies and Mission Director to remove the
hurdles.

PTI