BY: Tariq Hussain
Srinagar: In a significant move aimed at enhancing healthcare facilities in Kashmir, the Administrative Council (AC) led by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has given its approval for the transfer of 71-kanal land for the construction of a state-of-the-art 125-bedded hospital at Reshipora in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
This landmark decision is expected to bring about a positive transformation in the healthcare landscape of the region, benefitting patients and boosting the overall health sector.
“The new hospital, which will be equipped with modern facilities and cutting-edge technology, aims to address the existing gaps in healthcare infrastructure and meet the growing demand for quality medical services in central Kashmir. With a bed capacity of 125, the facility will cater to a wide range of medical needs,” said an official.
He said, “One of the key advantages of the new hospital is its strategic location in Budgam district. By establishing a healthcare center in central Kashmir, residents in the surrounding areas will have improved access to medical services, reducing the need to travel long distances for treatment. This development will be particularly beneficial for patients residing in remote and underserved areas, who often face challenges in accessing quality healthcare.”
The new hospital, according to the locals, will reducing waiting times and overcrowding in existing healthcare facilities. “Additionally, the incorporation of advanced medical equipment and technologies will enable doctors and healthcare professionals to provide accurate diagnoses and effective treatments, raising the overall quality of care,” they added.
Officials said, “The establishment of a 125-bedded hospital in Budgam district showcases the administration’s commitment to prioritize the healthcare needs of the local population. The project is part of a larger vision to strengthen the health sector in Jammu and Kashmir, ensuring that every individual has access to quality healthcare close to their homes.”
Locals exuded hope that the construction work on the hospital would start soon and the authorities would ensure the timely completion of the project. “The new 125-bedded hospital in Budgam district promises to be a beacon of hope. It would cater to a huge population in the Central Kashmir. “
An official said, “It is a testament to the unwavering efforts of the administration to ensure the well-being and prosperity of the people of J&K. The upcoming hospital besides enhancing healthcare for public in the area, will also provide employment opportunities in different sectors to the skilled/medical practitioners.”