National Conference has said that the Omar Abdullah led government has achieved historical success in developing core health infrastructure in J&K in the last five and a half years.According to the statement issued, stating that Health and Education Sectors have received historic impetus in the last five years, Junaid Mattu said that the Omar Abdullah led government had established an unprecedented 200 health institutions of various categories throughout the State whereas 15 major hospital projects were completed and commissioned which includes the super-speciality hospital at Jammu, the 200-bed paedriatric unit at SMGS, the 200-bed OPD additional block at Lal Ded Hospital, Srinagar besides various new District and Sub-District Hospitals. Junaid Mattu said that District Hospitals were upgraded with modern, state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure in Langate, Khansahib, Pulwama, Yaripora, Zainapora, Pampore, Kokernag, Tral, Beerwah, Kishtwar, Rajouri and Baramulla besides various ancillary hospitals being operationalized and upgarded in various areas.
Mattu said that 11 mobile medical units were deployed in 11 districts in the State and 15 new moderna, state-of-the-art x-ray plants, numerous new anesthesia machines and 31 dental units were provided to various government hospitals in the last five years as part of the State Government's focus on revamping our health sector.Stating that 48 Primary Health Centers were completed and 94 sub-centeres were established in the last five years, Junaid Mattu said that the State Government took a step towards eradicating corruption by established the J&K Medical Supplies Corporation. Around 7 new, latest CT Scan machines were installed at various hospitals throughout the State to make trauma care and response swift and effective. Junaid Mattu said that the SMHS Hospital, SKIMS Soura, JLNM Hospital Rainawari and Bone & Joint Hospital in Srinagar were upgraded with unprecedented infrastructure addition and creation - both in terms of machinary as well as new buildings.
Mattu said the focus on the Health Sector had resulted in the creation of 2279 posts of specialists, 4124 posts of super-specialists, 1480 posts of specialist doctors, 1210 staff nurses and about 1500 allied medical staff - appointments that were made to both make the health-care sector more streamlined and provided scope for professional growth in the State. Mattu said that while PDP relies on propogating lies and myths, National Conference believes in development and growth. Despite economic slowdown in the country due to high inflationary conditions and a general global ecnomic slowdown, the State registered significant economic landmarks of growth in the last five and half years. The Gross State Demostic Product (GSDP) in J&K has continuously increased over the last five and a half years. GSDP at constant prices has increased from Rs. 34664 crores in 2008-09 to Rs. 42878 crore (QE) in 2012-13 representing a growth of 23.70%. Similarly the Per-capita income of the State has increased from Rs. 24641 in 2008-09 to Rs. 30222 (QE) in 2012-13 thereby registering an increase of 17.86%.