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Healthcare on state govt's priority list: CM

india Updated: Nov 15, 2013 00:49 IST
HT Correspondent

To provide accessible and quality healthcare to people, especially to those in far-off places, 122 hospitals are being construct in the state at an estimated cost of Rs 1,481 crore.

The government also plans to build 600 health sub-centres, including 238 in hilly and remote areas, under National Rural Health Mission.

This was conveyed to chief minister (CM) Omar Abdullah during a review meeting of the health and medical education sector here on Thursday.

During the meeting, the CM said many steps were being taken to expand and upgrade healthcare facilities in the state. "Equipment at hospitals in the state should be used optimally," he said, adding that the government had also taken measures to provide specialists, doctors, staff nurses and other para-medic staff at health institutions to improve healthcare services.

Omar said incentives were also being given to doctors and other staff who work in far-off health institutions.
The CM was also briefed about the progress of state- and Centre-sponsored health schemes, ongoing hospital buildings and functioning of various disciplines in the health sector.

Under NRHM, six district hospitals, 15 community health centres, 23 primary health centres, and 63 sub-centres had been constructed, while the remaining would be completed soon, the CM was informed.

Medical education minister Taj Mohi-ud-Din and health minister Shabir Ahmad Khan also attended the meeting.