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Governor lays foundation of 100 bedded State Cancer Institute for Jammu GMC
Will develop J&K so much that PoK residents would ask to merge: Guv
9/14/2019 10:56:02 PM
Early Times Report
Jammu, Sept 14: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday said that the government will develop Jammu and Kashmir so much that the people in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) would want to merge with India.
He also said that the Modi government has instructed him to carry out massive development work in Jammu and Kashmir.
He was speaking on the occasion of foundation laying ceremony of a cancer institute in Jammu.
Satya Pal Malik said that a day will come when the people in PoK will cross the Line of Control (LoC) and demand integration with India.
Governor, Satya Pal Malik today laid foundation stone (electronically) for 100 bedded State Cancer Institute of Government Medical College Jammu and e-inaugurated 196 Health and Wellness Centres across Jammu and Kashmir here at a function held in the Convention Centre.
Governor also released the Policy Document on Roadmap for reducing Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) to single digit by 2022 in J&K.
Jugal Kishore Sharma, Member Parliament, K. Vijay Kumar and Kewal Kumar Sharma, Advisors to Governor, Chander Mohan Gupta, Mayor, JMC, Atal Dulloo, Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education, Bhupinder Kumar Mission Director, National Health Mission (NHM), Dr. Sunanda Raina, Principal, GMC, and senior functionaries of concerned departments attended the function.
Speaking on the occasion, Governor observed that the proposed cancer institute will significantly improve the health service scenario in J&K. Governor called for timely detection of cancer disease and urged the people to immediately go for a medical check up on observing the symptoms of the disease.
Governor observed that the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) is an important health indicator and to achieve the goal of reducing it to single digit by 2022 in J&K would call for a series of steps by all the stakeholders.
Highlighting the significance of the Health and Wellness Centres, Governor described them of vital importance in preventing diseases. He said that the Government is working for welfare of the people and in doing so, more doctors will be recruited to increase the strength and enhance the health care facilities. He added that the Centre Government is making every possible effort to make J&K and Ladakh achieve all round development in every sector. He urged people to call on their representatives and put forth their developmental needs before them.
Governor lauded the Union Government for granting 8 new Medical Colleges for J&K.
Jugal Kishore Sharma, Member Parliament also spoke on the occasion.
Video clips on the health facilities envisioned in the proposed State Cancer Institute, besides facilities to be made available in Wellness centres were also screened at the function.
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