Srinagar: Unlike two years of Covid pandemic, hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir witnessed resumption of all services.
The pandemic changed lives of people across the globe with lockdowns enforced by the government affecting all. But this year saw the resumption of life.
Many patients, who had to wait for treatment after the services were suspended in the hospitals in face of huge influx, returned to hospitals for treatment.
As per a local news gathering agency, hundred percent vaccination and 100 percent saturation under the AB PM-JAY SEHAT scheme were achieved this year in most of the district while registration process is going on to connect the whole population with this scheme and hundreds of critical procedures were conducted free of cost through Ayushmaan Bharat Scheme.
One hundred and forty ongoing/new health projects have been undertaken under PMDP; 102 projects have been completed, while 38 are near completion. Out of targeted 2029 Sub Centres, 1,470 have been operationalized as Health and Wellness Centres.
The work on two All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), one each at Vijaypur (Samba), Jammu and Awantipora (Pulwama), Kashmir @2000 crore each is under progress.
Seven New Medical Colleges (Anantnag, Baramulla, Rajouri, Doda, Kathua, Handwara and Udhampur) have been sanctioned by the Government of India. Five Medical colleges have been made functional on makeshift arrangements basis. Two Medical Colleges shall be made functional in the financial year 2024-25. Classes are operational for 1st batch of MBBS students in respect of five new medical colleges. This has increased the MBBS intake capacity from 500 to 1100 seats in the UT of J&K.
Fifteen B.Sc. Nursing Colleges have been sanctioned by the Government of India, to improve the Nursing education and availability of Trained Nursing Staff.
Two State Cancer institutes are under construction in the UT, one at SKIMS Soura, Srinagar and the other at GMC Jammu which are expected to be completed soon.
Several new facilities like 500 bedded Children hospital Bemina were made operational this year and some procedures were carried out for the first time in J&K hospitals. (KNO)