Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss has assured all support to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in revamping the health infrastructure in the state.
Abdullah had called on the Health Minister late last evening. He raised the issue of central assistance to new maternity hospitals in Jammu and Srinagar.
Dr Ramadoss assured that efforts will be made to raise the resources and the Planning Commission will be approached in this regard. He also expressed the hope that the state will be given all possible help in training the doctors and paramedical staff for super specialties being created in the state under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna.
Dr Ramadoss encouraged the state to create more opportunities for nursing colleges in the state.
"National Rural Health Mission is a huge opportunity for the states and they should use it to create quality infrastructure", he said.
He also promised positive outlook in the issues of recognition of MD Paediatric in the Government Medical College, Jammu and regularization of the BDS students admitted in the academic sessions 2004-5, 2006-6 and 2006-7, provided that the deficiencies are addressed in a prompt manner.
Dr Ramadoss also instructed the Department of Ayush to examine the possibilities in the state of Jammu and Kashmir under the National Mission on Medicinal Plants.
"We recognize the special circumstances of the Jammu and Kashmir and we will do our best to ensure the best possible healthcare for the people of the state", he said.