By Health In Five Writer
In a much-needed step, the Jammu and Kashmir government shall recruit 1,700 doctors to strengthen the healthcare system, said Lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha during an official programme.
“There is a shortage of paramedics and doctors in J&K. There are vacancies. We are going to start the recruitment of 1,700 doctors soon. Since we are facing a pandemic and new lifestyle diseases, we have ensured universal life and health cover for all people in our villages”, said Sinha during the “Back-to-Village-3” campaign in Udhampur district’s Kud area.
He went on to applaud the progress achieved by the district in the health sector and stressed on expediting the work on recently approved new medical colleges. “1.79 lakh beneficiaries have been linked with the Jammu & Kashmir Health Insurance Scheme, 65,000 farmers have been provided Kisan Credit Card, 1.55 lakh ration cards have been seeded with Aadhaar and more than 55,000 farmers have benefitted under PM KISAN initiative”, said Sinha.
“It is heartening to know that school enrolment in the district has increased over the past years; three new colleges are coming up while four others are already operational. It should be our collective responsibility to reduce the school dropout rate in the district,” added the Lt Governor.