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J&K spending Rs 7177 crore to strengthen health sector: LG

Last Updated on December 5, 2021 at 7:47 pm

Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha on Sunday said that the UT administration was spending Rs 7,177 crore to strengthen the infrastructure of the health sector.

“In the last one year, 94 health projects have been completed by spending Rs 881 crore, substantially augmenting resources for citizens” he informed.

Sinha was addressing the 39th Annual Day celebrations of SKIMS. He also e-inaugurated and laid e-foundation stones of several projects on the occasion.

“J&K has the highest 5% (Rs 1,456 crore) budget allocation in the health sector across the country which aptly underscores our commitment to strengthen the health system across UT and to make healthcare affordable & accessible to all, especially in rural areas” Manoj Sinha said. He expressed gratitude to all the doctors, nurses, ward boys, ambulance drivers and all other supporting staff who have worked selflessly during the two waves of COVID.