JAMMU Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed told in Legislative Assembly today that in order to relieve the pressure on Lal Ded Hospital, government is contemplating international funding for establishing a similar type of hospital in down town.
He said that he would personally inspect the identified at Noorbagh by the MLA for this purpose.
He said private health care centres are allowed under an Act to this effect after following procedure of licensing and infrastructural details besides monitoring. He said government would further strengthen the monitoring system and keep eye on the functioning of private hospitals so that people get adequate health care facilities. He was I replying supplementary questions to this regard. He said that all out measures are being taken to provide necessary equipment for setting up 100-bed sub-district hospital at Kishtwar.
Earlier, Minister for Power Mohammad Sharief Niazi, on behalf of Health and Medical Education Minister replied the three questions jointly allowed by the Speaker Tara Chand. The questions were asked by Dr. Mehboob Beig. S. A. Kitchloo and. Balwant Singh.
The Minister said that details are being worked out for requirement of state for 100-bed hospital at Udhampur in view of the norms and financial implications.
(Kashmir Observer, 17 March, 2005)