The Government of India has been fully committed to the overall development of the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir as well as the newly created Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the newly created Union Territory of Ladakh.
Under the centrally sponsored scheme, the government has approved establishment of eight medical colleges in Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh regions. These medical colleges, which are under various stages of implementation, will come up in the districts of Doda, Kathua, Baramulla, Anantnag, Rajouri, Udhampur, and Handwara (Dist. Kupwara) in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir, and the district of Leh in the UT of Ladakh. The government has also approved creation of two AIIMS-like institutions in Jammu and Srinagar.