Role of SKIMS
SKIMS has played an important role to cater to the needs of patients from Kashmir valley and this institute has been instrumental to contain the covid-19 infection and it arrested the trend to great extent during the second wave.
Recently Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha addressed the 39th Annual Day celebrations of SKIMS and e-Inaugurated and laid e-foundation stones of several projects on the occasion.
While addressing the gathering through virtual mode, he observed that SKIMS has played an indispensable role in the healthcare system of J&K especially during the second wave of covid.
He congratulated the administration, faculty, and students of SKIMS, and all those who were awarded for their exemplary work in the challenging times of Covid.
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.
He said that due to the collective efforts of everyone and the hard work of medical personnel, Jammu and Kashmir has emerged as a role model in the entire country in covid management and vaccination.
Underscoring the commitment of the J & K government to continuously strengthen the health system and to make healthcare more affordable and accessible to all, especially in rural areas, he observed that J&K has the highest share of 5% budget allocation in the health sector across the country.