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525-crore Kashmir medical college will offer 150 MBBS seats

By, Srinagar
Apr 28, 2023 01:25 AM IST

In one of the biggest investments in private health sector, J&K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday laid foundation stone of Kashmir Medical College and Super-Speciality Hospital being developed by Milli Trust, Delhi, on the outskirts of city

In one of the biggest investments in private health sector, J&K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday laid foundation stone of Kashmir Medical College and Super-Speciality Hospital being developed by Milli Trust, Delhi, on the outskirts of city.

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha in Srinagar on Thursday. (ANI)
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha in Srinagar on Thursday. (ANI)

He said the 525-crore project will provide students with 150 MBBS seats. The 100 bedded hospital will provide world-class healthcare at affordable rates and provide employment opportunities to 2,000 people.

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The government is planning similar health institutions and medical colleges in Srinagar, especially for medical tourism and more MBBS seats. Hundreds of local students get enrolled in medical colleges of Bangladesh every year.

Sinha laid the foundation stone of the college and hospital at Industrial Estate Sempora, Medicity, Srinagar. “The project is one of the biggest private sector investments in health sector of UT that will improve efficiency and quality of care. It is a new era for private investments in J&K and testimony to PM Narendra Modi’s commitment to make J&K a leading investment destination for manufacturing and service sector,” Sinha said while addressing the gathering after the inauguration ceremony.

“We have created an enabling environment for private sector for economic development, employment and income generation. The administration is sincerely committed to ease of doing business and ease of living,” said the LG.

He said 1.25 lakh crore worth road and highway projects are being completed in the Union territory.

“We have also created the necessary institutional structures for investment. The journey from Katra to Delhi will be possible in six hours with the completion of new Katra-Delhi expressway while the journey from Kashmir to Delhi will take only nine hours,” he said adding that world’s highest iconic rail bridge has been completed that will provide connectivity between Kashmir to Kanyakumari by the end of this year.

He said 126 flights shall be operational from May 2. “J&K is way ahead of national average on several health parameters. We have two AIIMS and nine medical colleges. J&K also leads in per person spending on healthcare facilities. Every family in the UT is covered under Ayushmaan sehat. We are making sincere efforts to transform Jammu and Kashmir into a prime destination for medical tourism,” he said.

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