Jammu and Kashmir government today said that a proposal for establishment of 17 trauma centers in the state has been submitted to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for sanction and funding.
Replying to a question by Vikar Rasool in the Assembly today,Minister for Health and Family Welfare Sham Lal Sharma said that government has submitted a proposal for establishment of 17 trauma centers in the state,including at Banihal and Ramsoo,to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
He said the government has adopted population norms for plain and hilly areas for setting up of various health institutions.
He said under these norms,Sub-District Hospital (SDH) and Community Health Centre (CHC) is established in plain areas having population of 1.20 lakh and in hilly areas having population of 80,000.
He said under these norms primary health centers are being established in plain areas with the population of 30,000 and in hilly areas with 20,000 population.
While sub-centres are being opened in plain areas with a population of 5,000 and hilly areas having population of 3,000,the minister said.
The Minister said that opening and upgradation of health institutions are considered on the recommendations of the concerned district development board decisions besides keeping in view feasibility,norms and availably of resources.
He said no medical aid centers have been established in Banihal constituency during last two years.
In reply to another question by Feroz Ahmed Khan,the Health Minister said that there is no proposal for upgradation of 14 allopathic dispensaries to the level of primary health centers in Kargil district.
He,however,said that change of nomenclature as new type primary health centres of 240 allopathic dispensaries in the state is uunder active consideration of the government and orders in this regard would be issued at the earliest.