Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday said that a proposal for establishment of 17 trauma centers in the state has been submitted to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for sanction and funding.
Replying to a question by Vikar Rasool in the Assembly today, Minister for Health and Family Welfare Sham Lal Sharma said that government has submitted a proposal for establishment of 17 trauma centers in the state, including at Banihal and Ramsoo, to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
He said the government has adopted population norms for plain and hilly areas for setting up of various health institutions.
He said under these norms, Sub-District Hospital (SDH)
and Community Health Centre (CHC) is established in plain
areas having population of 1.20 lakh and in hilly areas having
population of 80,000.
He said under these norms primary health centers are
being established in plain areas with the population of 30,000
and in hilly areas with 20,000 population.
While sub-centres are being opened in plain areas with a
population of 5,000 and hilly areas having population of
3,000, the minister said.
The Minister said that opening and up gradation of health
institutions are considered on the recommendations of the
concerned district development board decisions besides keeping
in view feasibility, norms and availably of resources.
He said no medical aid centers have been established in
Banihal constituency during last two years.
In reply to another question by Feroz Ahmed Khan, the
Health Minister said that there is no proposal for up gradation
of 14 allopathic dispensaries to the level of primary health
centers in Kargil district.
He, however, said that change of nomenclature as new
type primary health centres of 240 allopathic dispensaries in
the state is under active consideration of the government and
orders in this regard would be issued at the earliest.