Youth Congress today demanded setting-up of All India Institute Medical Science type hospital in Kishtwar district.
"Kishtwar deserves AIIMS for being larges district of Jammu region and central location with its boundaries touching Anantnag, Doda district and Lahaul and spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh state" Dawood Bashir, Youth Congress Leader has said.
Dawood added that every year hundreds of accidents take place in Chenab valley leading to loss of thousands of lives due to lack of medicare infrastructure in District Hospitals of Chenab valley. He said thousands of patients visit DH Kishtwar for specialised treatment from the adjoining districts and neighbouring HP state but unfortunately due to lack of facilities patients are referred to GMC Jammu. AIIMS is the legitimate demand of the common people of Kishtwar as it would raise the much needed healthcare facility in Chenab valley, he added.
Dawood further added that as already proposed by central government a full-fledged university be sanctioned for Kishtwar under RUSA. While justifying his demand Dawood said that Doda has been granted GMC and National Institute of Medicinal Plants is sanctioned for Bhaderwah, in order to maintain the regional balance a university must be sanctioned for Kishtwar.
"Kishtwar has always been discriminated now it is high time to end age old discrimination by granting the AIIMS and a full-fledged university so that the largest district of Jammu division may witness some development ", added Dawood