JK focusing on upgrading health facilities: Omar Abdullah

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Omar Abdullah
Srinagar, April 26: Jammu and Kashmir government has accorded top priority to upgradation of health facilities, with focus on consolidation at the grassroot level, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Monday, April 25.

"Upgradation of health facility and consolidation in the sector is my government's priority," Omar said after inaugurating a new Casualty Block at SMHS hospital here.

The modern facility developed at a cost of over Rs 6.94 crore comprises a three-story complex equipped with modern medical gadgets and surgical competence.

The casualty block comprises of five modern operation theatres with all latest equipments, 26 passenger bed lifts, a 20-bedded medical emergency ward and a 30-bedded surgical emergency unit.

"While we have concentrated on equipping the health infrastructure with qualified personnel and modern appliances to improve the healthcare delivery, we are also on upgrading and enhancing the medical service in the state," the Chief Minister said.

He said emergency treatment to save human lives is a critical discipline of healthcare and his government is giving due attention to it.

The Chief Minister said that creation of new specialised medical facilities in the twin cities of Srinagar and Jammu and upgradation of existing healthcare infrastructure is a priority.

He also stressed on universalisation of healthcare services in rural areas so that the patients do no rush to the hospitals in towns and get the medical treatment at their door step.

"District, Sub-district and other government hospitals are being provided with modern medical machinery and other facilities to provide better treatment to the patients," Omar said.

The Chief Minister also inaugurated the Oncology block.

PTI

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