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Healthcare in J&K our focus: Health Minister

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday said the Centre was keen to provide efficient and inclusive health and medicare services to the people of J&K with a special focus on economically weaker and downtrodden sections.

The minister made these remarks during a visit to Baramulla district as part of the Central Government’s public outreach programme which aims to evoke public feedback pertaining to developmental concerns.

Mandaviya termed the upgradation of existing healthcare infrastructure as a prerequisite for a healthy nation. He said indicators of healthcare play a pivotal role in upgrading and developing the parameters of socio-economic development, adding that some novel measures are being taken in this regard.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya also inaugurated a 50-bed portable hospital, with intensive care unit (ICU) and oxygen facilities, has been set up in Baramulla district in view of a probable third Covid wave. PTI

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