J&K to set up two new maternity hospitals

Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 15:15

Jammu: Moving a step further in ensuring
quality maternal healthcare to the needy, the Jammu and Kashmir government will set up two new 200-bedded maternity hospitals in the state.
The hospitals will be established in Jammu and Srinagar
with an estimated investment of Rs 50 crore each, Medical
Education minister R S Chib told the state Assembly today.
He said a grant of Rs 10 crore for equipments and Rs 5
crore for each hospital has already been released.

The minister said setting up of a super speciality
hospital in Jammu and Institute of Traumatology in Srinagar
are among the various other initiatives taken by the
government to improve healthcare facilities.

Besides, Rs 81 crore has been approved under NRHM for
construction of several projects to upgrade health
infrastructural facilities across the state, he said.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 15:15

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