JAMMU, Apr 30 : Terming J&K Nursing Council as a landmark achievement, Minister for Medical and Technical Education, Youth Services and Sports, R S Chib today said it will help upgrade nursing sector in terms of adequate training and allied services.
Addressing 18th Foundation Day of Acharaya Shri Chander College of Medical Sciences at Sidhra here, the Minister said focused attention is being paid on enhancing infrastructural edifice, provision of latest diagnostic equipment, excellent faculty and other services in the State.
He said the government has prioritised the health and medical education sector with emphasis on expanding enhanced medicare to the people of the state especially those living in far-flung and sub-urban areas.
Appreciating ASCOMS for promoting quality medical higher education besides extending healthcare services to rural and under-privileged sections, the Minister said that the day is not far when this prestigious institution will become centre of excellence and one of the leading college and model institution of the State.
The Minister elaborated on the significance of medical education and said: “We are witnessing an era of knowledge explosion with never concepts and technological innovation”. He urged the medicos to channelize their energies in serving rural and under privileged segments of the population.”
Mr Chib emphasized on giving fillip to public private participation for comprehensive healthcare services and said that six institutions have been selected for PPP mode in the first phase as per recommendation of a task force constituted for the purpose. He said the Government is working on introducing more PG Courses in different streams of medical sciences.
Responding to several demands of the institution, the Minister assured that all their genuine issues would be looked into earnestly.
Later, the Minister felicitated the students who outshined in academics, sports and cultural activities.
Among others present were President, Shri Chander Chinar Bada Akhada Udasin Society, Chander Swami Ji, Swami Prem Vivakanand, former Deputy Chief Minister, Mangat Ram Sharma, Director Principal, Dr. Ashutosh Kumar, Trustee ASCOMS, H. L. Maini, doctors, faculty, students and a galaxy of dignitaries.