An additional block will be constructed at Indira Gandhi Government Dental College, Jammu, at an estimated cost of Rs 44.46 crore. The new block will reduce the increased patient load in various clinical departments. In addition, this construction will strengthen the infrastructure of hospital administration, emergency section, operation theatre, ward, prosthodontics and dental materials department, pedodontics department, oral pathology, dental histology department and community dentistry department.
In the meeting of the Administrative Council chaired by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, approval has been given for the construction of an additional block in the Dental College. Educational activities will also expand with the construction of other blocks. This will clear the way for starting PG courses from the next session. The enhanced structure in the additional block will also address the deficiencies in the building structure pointed out during the Dental Council of India (DCI) visit. The expansion of the college infrastructure aims to provide quality dental services to the public and introduce postgraduate courses in dental care.
Amidst the new challenges of Corona in Jammu and Kashmir, it is being expanded with further strengthening of health services. In this episode, one Medicity will be constructed at Miran Sahib in Jammu and Sempora (Pampore) in Kashmir. With this, the best health facilities will be available to lakhs of people of the state. This proposal was approved in the meeting of the Administrative Council held on Thursday under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha. Medicity was proposed by the Industries and Commerce Department.
The creation of Medicity in the private sector will strengthen health services in the Union Territory. With this, the capacity of health facilities will also increase in situations like the Corona disaster. The state’s people will not have to go to other states for modern treatment. Along with the construction of Medicity in Jammu, the people of Punjab adjoining the Lakhanpur border will also get medical benefits. The Miran Sahib area is located just a few kilometres away from the district headquarter, Jammu.
With the construction of Medicity here, about 17 lakh Jammu district population will benefit the most. Similarly, Medicity in Sempora will cover most of the districts of Kashmir. Medicity will act as a focal point for the people of Kashmir for specialized health services. The setting up of new medical and higher education institutions in the private sector is part of the new industrial policy.
Medicity aims to provide modern medical facilities in the private sector and bring huge investments to J&K on a large scale. Many prominent people in the health industry can come into it. Medical colleges, super-speciality hospitals, nursing colleges, pharmaceutical, hospital management, Ayurvedic colleges, medical education centres, AYUSH centres, research centres, etc., can be built in Medicity.
Amish Mahajan, Content Writer, JK Media
Some politicians of Kashmir try to divide people, destroy Jammu: BJP leader Rana
Some politicians of Kashmir frequently visit Jammu to try to divide people, but they will not be allowed to succeed, senior BJP leader Devender Singh Rana said on Friday.
Batting strongly for an elected government in Jammu and Kashmir, he also said that bureaucratic governance could not replace a political government.
Rana, who left the National Conference and joined the BJP last year, said, ”Those politicians who come here (Jammu) from Kashmir and try to divide people in Jammu will not succeed in destroying Jammu in the way they destroyed Kashmir.” The people of Jammu live in peace and will continue to live in communal harmony and brotherhood, the former legislator asserted at a function here.
”But we want the voice of Jammu to be strengthened, and Jammu should get its rights. So we will continue to fight for our rights. There will be no compromise,” he said.
In 2019, Jammu and Kashmir were reorganised into a Union Territory, and its administration is led by a lieutenant governor (L-G). However, bureaucratic governance is no replacement for a political government, Rana said.
”Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha is a veteran politician. He has been MP six times and has also been a minister. So he has a lot of experience in governance. The administration is being run in a good way,” he said.
”The bureaucracy in Jammu and Kashmir is efficient. They are hard-working people. We are proud of the bureaucracy and police in Jammu and Kashmir,” Rana said.
Speaking on the need for an elected government, he said people have an easy reach to elected representatives and are responsible for the people.
”They (elected representatives) are the bridge,” the BJP leader said.
Rana said that leaders of different political parties should play their roles and become bridges between the people and the administration to resolve problems.
”They should listen to the voice of the people. Then, they should take up issues raised by the people with the government and find their resolution,” he said.
Rana said that unemployment is the biggest issue of Jammu and Kashmir.
”We want opportunities of jobs and employment,” he said.
Replying to a question about the prospects of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh in forthcoming assembly elections there, Rana said that the BJP would win over 300 seats and be in the majority.
”There is peace and normalcy in Uttar Pradesh, as seen during the rule of the BJP. The era of development has started in the state”, he said.
Jammu Airport Runway now 8000 Feet Long, Indigo Aircraft Takes First Take-off
The runway of the Jammu airport, which has been waiting for an extension for a long time, has become eight thousand feet. After completion of the runway expansion work, IndiGo’s flight took off from Jammu airport and this aircraft was saluted with water cannon on the newly built runway. Earlier, the runway of Jammu airport was 6700 feet long, which is the takeoff of incoming aircraft here. And it was too short for landing. Due to the short runway, the aircraft coming here used to carry less weight than their capacity, and they also had to apply emergency brakes to stop.
The expansion of the runway of the Jammu airport was completed by the Airport Authority in collaboration with the Air Force and MES, while Director Airport Jammu Sanjeev Kumar Garg, Air Commander GS Bullar and other officials were also present on the occasion of the inauguration of the new runway. Indigo aircraft 6E-137 took off from the new runway after duly worshipping. In addition to the new runway, a 2,800-metre-long boundary ball has also been constructed at the airport, and a turn pad is also being built to divert the Airbus 321 after landing.
On the other hand, Director Airport Jammu Sanjeev Kumar Garg thanked the construction agencies and related departments for completing the runway expansion work of the airport. He said that the new terminal at Belicharana would provide more facilities to the commuters coming here.
A decade ago, the length of the runway of the Jammu airport was 5879 feet, i.e. 1780 meters, whereas any national-level airport should have at least 7500 feet (about 2300 meters). The Airport Authority of India has also raised questions on the short runway of the Jammu airport several times and has sought help from the administration for its expansion. In the first phase, its length was increased to 6700 feet, while now it has been increased to eight thousand feet. The army land adjoining the airport became the first hurdle for the runway extension. But, later, the administration gave the army land in the Sujwan area instead, while later, the animal husbandry department’s land was also acquired in Belicharana, where the terminal was built.
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