JAMMU, February 23: Lt. Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, on Wednesday laid the foundation stones for various health infrastructure projects here and said the new facilities in the union territory will promote the social equality.
The groundbreaking ceremony for projects including two pediatric centers of excellence, 28 maternal intensive care units (with 10-20 beds), 20 hybrid pediatric intensive care units (with 12 beds) and 15 pediatric wards (with 20-30 beds) in seven medical college governments in all 20 districts of Jammu and Kashmir were held at SMGS Hospital here, officials said.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai and Government Medical College (GMC), Jammu was also signed on the occasion, they said.
“Laid the foundation stone for various state-of-the-art health infrastructure projects in GMCs, DHs (District Hospitals), CHCs (Community Health Centers), and PHCs (Public Health Centers) across UT The increased facilities will help further strengthen the healthcare system,” Sinha said in a tweet.
While signing the agreement between Tata Memorial Hospital and GMC, Jammu, he said: “A Memorandum of Understanding with Tata Memorial Hospital for academic and technical collaboration would help develop tertiary care facilities state-of-the-art cancer control and (to provide) technical expertise to faculty, paramedic staff and integration of the national cancer institute into the national cancer grid, Tata Memorial Center Sinha said his administration is committed to the goal of health for all and determined to ensure that “new health facilities in various districts promote social equality and its benefits reach our brothers and sisters living in remote areas”.