50-bedded AYUSH hospitals to be setup in every district of JK: Nayak

SRINAGAR: To promote healthcare based on alternative medicine in Jammu and Kashmir, the Government will set up 50-bedded hospitals in every district of the newly created union territory at a cost of Rs 12 crore each, Union minister Shripad Nayak said Thursday.

The Union Minister of State for AYUSH and Defence also said the hill-resorts of Gulmarg, Patnitop and Pahalgam will be promoted as medical tourism destinations.

Addressing an event at SKICC, he gave an overview of wellness centres being established in JK to promote affordable healthcare, particularly in rural areas, and assured liberal funding for upgrading the health infrastructure. (AGENCIES)