‘All hilly areas in JK to get health centres’


Poonch, Feb 2: Reiterating the commitment of the state government towards holistic development of all the regions of the State with special focus on border and hilly areas, the Minister of State for Health Shabir Ahmed Khan Saturday said the government’s “pro-people policies and exemplary initiatives have placed the State on the track of peace and prosperity.” He affirmed that this “would be carried forward with a mission to ensure all-round development of rural as well as border areas.”
 Addressing a public gathering at border town Mendhar, the Minister said the initiatives taken by the government during the past four years towards bringing accountability and transparency in the administration are worth appreciating. “The Right to Information Act, Public Service Guarantee Act, holding of free and fair Panchayat elections are the landmark steps taken by the government in improving governance structure in the state,” he said.
 Highlighting the priorities under health sector, the Minister said that all such areas having difficult topography would be provided health center facilities. He said in this regard the government has already moved a proposal to the Centre for approval of funds.
 The Minister said that under the flagship programme of National Rural Health Mission, Rs.224. 24 crore is being utilized for improvement and up-gradation of health care facilities in the State. “Union Health Ministry has released Rs 52 crore to the State under NRHM, to carry out the work on under execution health projects in different districts,” he added.

Lastupdate on : Sat, 2 Feb 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 2 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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