Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Wednesday inaugurated yet another healthcare facility at Srinagar which is third in a row in last three days. He inaugurated CT scan, Doppler and other modern facilities at Baramulla District Hospital the other day and on Tuesday he declared open Beerwa Sub-District Hospital while today the Chief Minister dedicated 200-bedded Additional Block at Lal Ded Hospital to the people.
The project estimating over Rs. 40 crore was started in 2008-09 and has been completed in all respects. The civil work involved over Rs. 31 crores, STP Rs. 4.17 crores; central heating system Rs. 1.83 crores, water supply Rs. 1.22 crores and other hospital items Rs. 1.74 crores.
The additional facility at L D Hospital will give boost to healthcare service and cater to the increased treatment needs in the hospital.
On the occasion the Chief Minister visited various blocks in the hospital, enquired the welfare of patients and ascertained feedback about the treatment being provided to them.
The Chief Minister said that health sector has been flagged as one of the most important sectors, as such, received concentrated attention for improvement, expansion and consolidation during the last over five and a half years. He said attention has been paid to upgrade the medicare facilities at district, sub-district and other hospitals in the rural areas so that pressure in Srinagar hospitals is reduced.
The Chief Minister said that besides creating new infrastructure and modernizing the equipment equal attention is being paid to place qualified doctors and para-medics in the health institutions to make delivery more effective and prompt.