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New J&K hospitals under NRHM to get adequate funding: Health Ministry

Written by Agencies |Published : December 31, 2013 10:31 AM IST

Ghulam Nabi AzadUnion Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today said the Centre will provide adequate funding to Jammu and Kashmir government for early completion of work on hospitals constructed under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).

'We will make adequate allocation in the next financial year for completing the work on hospitals under NRHM,' he said after visiting the Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Hospital at Rainawari here.

Azad, along with state Health Minister Shabir Ahmad Khan, visited several hospitals, which are being constructed under the centrally-sponsored NRHM scheme, and reviewed the pace of work. (Read: Army imparts first-aid training to J&K youths)

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The Union minister said some money will be provided to the executing agency for carrying out works in the last three months of the current fiscal.

Azad said the purpose of his visit is to review the need for expansion of the hospital infrastructure in view of heavy rush of patients.

'I am surprised there are so many patients, both in the OPD (Out Patient Department) and IPD (In Patient Department).

'It looks like a public meeting,' he said. (Read: J&K Govt promises to weed out spurious drugs)

Source: PTI

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