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Minister for Hajj, Auqaf and Horticulture, Abdul Rehman Veeri Friday said that Auqaf Islamia Jammu would be establishing three Nursing Colleges in the region.
Reviewing the progress of setting up the Nursing Colleges in the region at a high level meeting in Jammu today, the Minister said that these colleges would be established shortly at Jammu, Kishtwar and Rajouri with Auqaf funding.
He said establishment of these colleges would go a long way in meeting the demand for trained human resource for the existing and upcoming health institutions in the state.
He said on the instructions of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed the Vice Chancellor, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU) has been tasked to get these Nursing Colleges established well in time. “While BGSBU will establish its own School of Nursing & Paramedical Sciences within its Rajouri campus, the other two institutes would be its constituent colleges,” he stated.
Calling for expediting the process for setting up the Nursing Colleges, the Minister directed the concerned for working out the requisite modalities related to registration, engaging faculty and buildings so that the colleges can be started at the earliest.
Vice Chancellor, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Prof Javaid Mussarat, Secretary Health and Medical Education Department, Dr Mandeep Kumar Bandari, Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr M H Malik, Additional Secretary Revenue, Special Officer Auqaf and Administrators of Auqaf Islamia Jammu, Rajouri and Kishtwar attended the meeting.
The Vice Chancellor, BGSBU briefed the Minister about the measures taken for the establishment of the nursing colleges.
The Minister asked the concerned to ensure completion of requisite parameters and modalities well in time for affiliation and registration of these nursing colleges with the Nursing Council of India. He also stressed for obtaining necessary NOCs from the concerned departments at the earliest so that Nursing Council of India would be approached in time for issuance of authorization for the purpose.
The Minister said that Nursing Collages should be the institutions of excellence equipped with latest diagnostic and lab facilities. He said to begin with, these colleges would start functioning in Hajj house in Jammu, BGSBU Rajouri and accommodation for the purpose at Kishtwar is also being sorted out.
The Minister said that Auqaf would construct its own buildings for housing of the nursing colleges adding that land for Nursing College at Jammu have been identified.
The Minister asked the concerned to start the process for engaging experienced faculty members and Principal for these colleges.