PM Modi Virtually Inaugurates 50-Bedded ICU Hospital in Baramulla

PM Modi Virtually Inaugurates 50-Bedded ICU Hospital in Baramulla

Zargar Gulzar

SRINAGAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated a 50-bedded intensive care hospital at the Government Medical College (GMC) in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. The hospital has been set up by mobile digital movie theatre company Picturetime in collaboration with the American Indian Foundation.

The PM also laid the foundation stone for 13 other healthcare projects and six food testing vans in the union territory under various schemes. He said that these projects will boost the health infrastructure and ensure quality and affordable healthcare for the people of J&K.

The hospital in Baramulla is equipped with modern facilities and equipment, including eight beds with ICU facility and 42 beds with oxygen facility. It will cater to the needs of the patients from the northern Kashmir region, especially in the wake of the possible third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The PM appreciated the efforts of the local administration, the health workers and the civil society in tackling the challenges posed by the pandemic. He also praised the role of the Indian Army and the security forces in maintaining peace and stability in the region.

He said that the Centre is committed to the development and welfare of J&K and is working on various projects in sectors like education, tourism, agriculture, horticulture, power, connectivity and sports. He urged the youth of J&K to take advantage of the opportunities and participate in the progress of the nation.

The PM also interacted with some of the beneficiaries of the Ayushman Bharat scheme and the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana in J&K. He said that these schemes have provided free health insurance cover to over 21 lakh families in the union territory and have benefited more than 2.5 lakh people so far.

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