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100-bedded ESIC hospital to come up in J&K’s Budgam

The foundation ceremony of the Rs 160-crore hospital was held recently

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and Union Labour and Employment Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar laid the foundation stone of a 100-bedded Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Hospital in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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The hospital being constructed for Rs 160 crore will be equipped with modern healthcare facilities and will have OPD, IPD, ICU, wards, diagnostic laboratories, operation theatre, disaster management facilities, in addition to an independent sub-station, an official spokesman said.

He said surgery and psychiatric departments would be established in which specialist doctors and well-trained staff will be made available round the clock. The four-storied, 100 bedded hospital will be built over an area of five acres and will provide services covering 23 specialities and three super specialities. Besides covering registered Insured Persons (IPs), the healthcare facilities will also be available to the general population.

Among others, Lok Sabha member Farooq Abdullah, LG’s advisor Farooq Khan and Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam were present on the occasion.

Sinha said the occasion was yet another step to boost the healthcare infrastructure in the region.

Regarding completion of construction work of the ESIC hospital at Budgam, the Union minister said the hospital will come up with the state-of-the-art medical facilities and cater to the medical needs of insured persons and beneficiaries in the catchment area.

A 50-bedded ESIC Hospital at Bari Brahmana will be upgraded to100-bedded hospital for which additional land has been identified, he said.

Gangwar assured all possible support to the UT government for the welfare and prosperity of the people of J&K.

PTI

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