J&K: the Center sanctions Rs 325 crore for the medical school of Handwara

JAMMU: The Center has given its approval for a new government, which will join the district and the reference hospital in the north, an official spokesman said on Sunday.

The university in 's will be established at a cost of Rs 325 crore under a centrally sponsored scheme, he said.

The J&K government received the sanction letter regarding the ministry of health and family welfare of the Union, said the spokesman citing a statement issued here by the administration of new medical universities.

Of the total amount, 115 million rupees will be spent on the construction of administrative and academic blocks, 80 million rupees in shelters and residential accommodation for students and teachers and 60 million rupees to improve the teaching faculty existing in the district hospital, he said .

The spokesman said: Rs 70 crore will be used to acquire machinery and equipment for the government's medical school and its associated hospital.

The ministry had sought a proposal from the J-K government to establish new government medical powers.

The Commissioner for Finance, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, said the establishment of the new medical universities will improve the quality of health services in the district and increase the availability of health professionals.

The introduction of new medical universities will promote affordable medical education in the union territory as well as creating additional work paths and improving standards of medical care in the government sector, he said.