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The J & K government has achieved the targets to build new health infrastructure in many parts especially in the wake of two pandemic waves. Recently J&K government said that 140 projects were completed by spending Rs 881 crore to strengthen basic health facilities in all the districts

Rs 7873 crore allocated for the health care sector in this year’s budget will create unprecedented health facilities in Jammu and Kashmir is the vision of the administration here.

In yet another step towards revolutionizing the healthcare ecosystem in the UT, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha recently inaugurated 10-bed state-of-the-art Palliative/Geriatric Care Wards in all districts of Jammu & Kashmir.

He said the landmark step bridges a decades-old void in our healthcare system by offering dedicated facilities to elderly and critically-ill aging patients, ensuring their dignity and quality of life.

He observed that the need for accessible, effective geriatrics and palliative care has grown over the past several decades, but remained unaddressed in J&K.

The Palliative/Geriatric Care, which I had the pleasure to inaugurate today, demonstrates another social dimension. It places the care of the elderly as a top priority of the entire healthcare ecosystem in our quest towards building a strong, prosperous, and caring UT. He  said that the government is introducing new reforms for developing a balanced healthcare ecosystem that promotes social equality, besides ensuring easily accessible quality health facilities for all.

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