Upgraded infrastructure for J-K health institutions by 2012:Azad

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Jammu, Nov 23 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today promised that all health institutions in the state would have modern buildings, diagnostic and treatment facilities in the coming five years.

Mr Azad said the State government had formulated a comprehensive infrastructure development plan for health sector under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and submitted it to the Union government for funding.

The Centre had approved the plan in principle as well as funds to the tune of about Rs 100 crore for the current year.

Addressing a high level meeting convened here to discuss preparation of detailed project reports and involving major construction agencies to undertake the works, Mr Azad said, ''under the scheme, infrastructure would be raised for all the 22 district hospitals, 61 sub-district hospitals, 59 community health centres, 374 primary health centres and 1,907 sub-centres to meet expanding healthcare needs of the people.'' Meanwhile, with a view to strengthen paramedical and nursing institutions, all the ANM and nursing schools would be repaired and renovated.

UNI

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