AIIMS Issue: Coordination Committe calls off Jammu bandh

Expressing satisfaction over Centre’s decision asking the State Government to identify pieces of land each to establish AIIMS in both the regions, the Coordination Committee has called off their ongoing agitation and suspended the Jammu bandh call.
“It is good that the Centre has asked to identify 200 acres (1600 kanals) of land each in both the regions,” Abhinav Sharma, Chaiman, Coordination Committee here told reporters. He said that the Jammu bandh will be called off from tomorrow but the ongoing chain hunger strike will continue unless a separate notification will be issued by the Union Health Ministry on setting up AIIMS in Jammu region.
Earlier Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Health Choudhary Lal Singh had said that the Government of India has asked the State Government to identify 200 acres of land each in both the regions for AIIMS. “There was previously also no doubt on the issue of AIIMS for Jammu region but some members of Coordination Committee demanded it in black and white,” Mr Singh told reporters.
He said, “I am feeling priviliged to announce that as per the letter faxed by the Union Health Ministry, the State Government has been asked to identify 200 acres of land each in both the regions for establishment of AIIMS.” He said that the Divisional Commissioners of both the regions have been directed for further asking the Deputy Commissioners to identify the land.
“A team from Centre will visit the State once the land will be identified for final nod so that the process of setting up AIIMS can begin as per the prescribed guidelines,” he said. (AGENCIES)


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