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Written by: Staff

Srinagar, June 29 (UNI) The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to borrow Rs 50 crore from the Jammu and Kashmir Bank for completion of construction work on various hospitals in the state, an official spokesman said today.

This was decided at a high-level meeting chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Hussain Baigh.

The hospitals were under construction at Anantnag, Qazigund, Baramulla, Kulgam and Sopore areas besides the JLNM Hospital at Rainawari here.

The meeting was told that a similar request had been placed with HUDCO for Rs 96 crore for construction of hospitals at Kathua, Poonch, Rajouri, Sarwal, Gandhi Nagar and Doda.

Stressing the need for early completion of these projects, Mr Baigh said Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has projected the demand of upgradation of the health sector infrastructure in the state with the Centre.

He said till funds were released, the state government would borrow Rs 50 crore from the Jammu and Kashmir Bank for completion of these projects.


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