Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar who is holding the chargeof Health department reviewed the progress made so far on establishments offive new Medical Colleges in the state at a meeting convened.
The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary Health & Medical Education Atal Dulloo, Commissioner Secretary R&B Khurshid Ahmed, Managing Director JKPCC M. Raju, Chief Engineer PWD, Director Finance Health department, Director (Coordination) New Medical Colleges, Principals of New Medical Colleges and other concerned senior officers.
The five new medical colleges are coming up at Rajouri, Doda, Kathua, Anantnag and Baramulla.
The chair was informed that to review the progress on works at these colleges, a team from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (GoI) is on state’s visit and conducting inspections at these new Medical Colleges.
While reviewing the status of works initiated for the establishment of these new health institutions, the Advisor was briefed about the progress made so far with regard to the construction of main building of college, hostels, residential quarters and other facilities for the students and the faculty.
College wise status report of works done, to be undertaken along with the deadlines were discussed in detail. It was decided that all the construction works need to be executed in a speedy manner so as to ensure meeting all the deadlines finalized during the meeting.
The Advisor asked for expediting the works in double shift where progress is registered low. He further asked for executing the works in full swing on all five colleges and ensure their completion as per given targets. It was informed that the main building of these colleges should be get ready by June 2020 in any case.
Later during the meeting, other important aspects related to the establishment of these Medical Colleges including road connectivity, beautification, landscaping, recruitment of faculty, nurses, para-medicals, technicians were also discussed briefly.
Addressing the meeting, the Advisor said that the establishment of these new medical colleges is very important for the state government and focused attention need to be accorded for timely completion of all related works. K Vijay Kumar said that the deadlines committed during the meeting for the completion of works should not be missed in any case for which close supervision and monitoring is required at every level. He hoped that the necessary infrastructure along with required human resource would be put in place well in time for starting the first batch in these Medical Colleges.