Jammu- In a major decision aimed to boost the healthcare system in Jammu and Kashmir, the LG administration on Thursday approved the proposal to establish two medi-cities in Pampore town of Valley and Miransahib in Jammu division.
The decision to approve establishment of the medi-cities on the proposal of Industries and Commerce Department was taken during an Administrative Council (AC) meeting held here under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, an official spokesperson said.
He said that the decision aims at strengthening the health services in the Union territory and support recovery and disaster resilience in calamity prone areas by increasing Government’s capacity to promptly respond to emergency situations.
“The medi-city in Kashmir Division will be established on an area of Sempora, Pampore Pulwama. The centrality of the place will act as a focal point for whole population of the valley for specialized health services,” he said.
Similarly, the official spokesperson said that medi-city in Jammu division, will be established at Miransahib, Jammu. He said that the land is ideally located close to the main city and can cater to the medical service requirements of the entire division.
“Pertinently, setting up of new medical and higher education institutions in private sector is a part of the new Industrial Policy. The identified will be allotted transparently as per the J&K Industrial Land Allotment Policy,” he added.
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