Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu, who is also the Chairman of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, on Tuesday inaugurated two Under-Graduate Hostel Blocks of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi College of Nursing (SMVDCoN) at Kakryal. Constructed by the Shrine Board at a cost of Rs. 18.46 crores, these buildings would cater to the residential requirements of the students of the Nursing College.
The Lt Governor had a round of the hostel buildings and inspected the facilities being provided to the students. He directed the CEO, SMVDSB to ensure adequate provision for harnessing rainwater and solar energy in the newly constructed Hostel buildings. He also asked the CEO for taking up plantation at the available space around the Hostel buildings to make the campus green besides ensuring that all the buildings of the Board are environment-friendly. He further directed for providing library facility in the Hostel for the convenience of the students of the Nursing College, besides setting up a crèche in the Nursing College-Hospital area.
The Lt Governor was informed that the 4-storey Hostel Blocks: Samvedna-I and Samvedna-II comprising of 96 residential rooms, having triple occupancy with allied facilities like common rooms, recreation halls, dining halls and kitchen have been constructed by the Shrine Board. The total covered area of both the hostel buildings is 86,209 sqft. and can accommodate 288 students. These hostel buildings have been constructed as a part of the Rs. 52.90 crores Phase-I of the Nursing College Project, out of which Rs. 24 crores have been spent so far. In Phase-I, the tendering of 1 BHK staff housing and 2 BHK faculty housing is under progress while the work on allied works like construction of road, STP, protection works etc. is in progress.
Later, the Lt Governor visited Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital and inspected the functioning of various specialities and hi-end equipments including OPDs, Radiology, MRI and CT Scan, Pharma and Emergency facilities available in the Hospital.
While interacting with the doctors, patients and their attendants, the Lt Governor emphasised the need for providing highest standards of patient care at the hospital in sync with the emerging requirements.
The Lt Governor was accompanied by Dr Ashok Bhan and Major General (Retd.) Shiv Kumar Sharma, Members , Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB); Ramesh Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, SMVDSB; Indu Kanwal Chib, Deputy Commissioner, Reasi; Rashmi Wazir, SSP Reasi; Vivek Verma, Additional CEO, SMVDSB; Dr Sunil Sharma, Deputy CEO, SMVDSB and Dr Shailla Cannie Principal of the Nursing College.