Udhampur To Get 325.00 Crore Medical College

Srinagar- The Administrative Council (AC) which met here under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Friday accorded administrative approval to the establishment of new Government Medical College (GMC), Udhampur.

Earlier, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India under its centrally sponsored scheme, had sanctioned establishment of two new government medical colleges at Kupwara and Udhampur, each for Rs. 325.00 Crore, an official spokesperson said.

He said that the upcoming medical college at Udhampur will improve the doctor patient-ratio in Jammu and Kashmir as the intake capacity of MBBS students will increase by 100 seats and t will be completed in 2024-25.

“This will cater the ever increasing patient load, and bring improvement in the medical services at secondary level of treatment in the region,” he added.

According to the spokesperson, the availability of quality medical services at the district headquarter will also reduce the response time for medical emergencies/traumas, minimize inconvenience, decrease IMR/MMR, and increase life expectancy.

H&ME Gets Administrative Control Of 2 Nursing Colleges In Jammu And Srinagar

The Administrative Council (AC) which met here under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Friday approved the transfer of administrative control of two B.Sc Nursing Colleges of Jammu and Srinagar to the Health and Medical Education Department.

Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, J&K and Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor attended the meeting.

These B.Sc Nursing Colleges were established in 2016 by the Higher Education Department, one at Government College for Women Gandhi Nagar, Jammu and another in Government College for Women, M.A Road Srinagar. The first batch of the course started in September 2019. However, the teaching faculty for the medical curriculum in these colleges was being provided by the Health & Medical Education Department.

The aim of opening these Colleges was to provide the technical education in health sector especially to the female students of both the divisions to address the shortage of human resource in health sector and promote women empowerment.

To provide sectoral expertise to the nursing colleges, the Administrative Council has approved the transfer of the administrative control to the Health & Medical Education Department.

With the decision, all incomes and expenses of these colleges will now be accounted in the budget of Health and Medical Education Department. The Health and Medical Education Department will also bear the responsibility for all further development in these colleges, including admissions, teaching and award of degrees/diplomas.

Accordingly, the two colleges along with students enrolled, faculty and allied human resource as well as all movable assets will also be transferred to the Health and Medical Education Department.

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