Srinagar: In a significant development, the administration of Jammu & Kashmir has identified land at Lelhar in Kakapora area of Pulwama for establishing medicity.
Documents in possession of The Precious Kashmir reveal that UT administration has transferred 200 kanals of state land at Lelhar in Pulwama area of south Kashmir to Industries & Commerce department for establishing industrial estate (medicity). “The land shall be used only for the purpose for which the sanction of transfer has been accorded after obtaining all other permissions as may be required for its establishment from the competent authority,” read an order issued by the Revenue department.
The policy document for establishment of two medi-cities in Jammu & Kashmir was approved by the State Administrative Council headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik in September 2019.
After the SAC approved the proposal, the Governor’s administration had said the health care delivery system in Jammu and Kashmir is expected to receive a major boost with the establishment of medicities.
The policy document underlines detailed procedure for establishing the medicities including their scope and facilities, responsibilities of investors or promoters and various operational modalities.
“The private investor will be required to design, finance, construct, equip the medicity with necessary medical and non-medical infrastructure and run and maintain the facility,” an official spokesman said after the SAC meeting
He also said the government would also facilitate fast clearance of project proposals through a web based single window system allowing investors to avail the necessary approvals to establish and start their business operations through a single platform without any physical touch point with the approving or licensing authorities.
“An Apex Level Project Clearance Committee (ALPCC) will be set up by the Health and Medical Education Department for speedy clearance of the project proposals,” the spokesman said.
In March 2019, the J&K government approved the ‘State Health Care Investment Policy-2019’.
The policy offers various incentives to the private investors and entrepreneurs to set up health care facilities that aim at improving accessibility of people to quality health services including promotion and establishment of hospitals and medical and allied educational institutions.