Srinagar, June 28: Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education, Manoj K Dwivedi on Tuesday chaired a meeting to review the physical and financial achievements during this financial year for the smooth implementation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes across Jammu and Kashmir.
At the outset, a presentation was given wherein the functioning of the Department with respect to CSS besides other sectors like Health Institutions including New Medical Colleges, NHM, National Ayush Mission, Emergency Covid-19 Response Package (ECRP-II), National Ayush Mission, National Aids Control Programme, etc were discussed in detail.
While highlighting the need to prioritise projects being executed and are at different stages of their completion, Principal Secretary asked the concerned that these projects need to be dedicated to the public service at the earliest.
He also asked the officers to speed up the works on the projects and remove all the bottlenecks in order to finish these projects within given timelines.
The meeting held a threadbare discussion over the Financial Progress made so far under CSS 2022-23.
The meeting discussed the CSS Budget during the year 2022-23 wherein it was given out that the total budget Ceiling for the year 2022-23 (GoI) is Rs 1481 crore.
The meeting was told that against BE of 2022-23, Rs 62 crore is available and Rs. 60.23 expenditure incurred while as the target for assessing funding under CSS for the year 2022-23 is Rs 1220 crore.
The meeting was briefed about the financial progress made during 2021-22 under different CSS. The meeting was informed that against the total availability Rs. 1594 cr (including revalidation), Rs 1119 Crore was expended during the year under schemes like National health Mission, National Ayush Mission, National Aids Control Programme.
The meeting also discussed the status of works on the establishment of seven new medical colleges in order to increase MBBS seats in the UT of J&K and also to bridge the gap of Doctor Patient ratio.
Besides the meeting discussed the strengthening of State Drug Regulatory Mechanism (Modern Drug Testing Labaoratory at Kathua) that would eventually increase the capacity of Drug Testing facilities and to check the entry of spurious drugs in the UT of J&K.
The meeting was told about the status of the strengthening of Tertiary Care Cancer Facilities (State Cancer Institutes) in order to provide Advance Treatment facilities to the Cancer patients of the UT of J&K.