Srinagar: Amid spike in COVID cases, government on Thursday sanctioned Rs 15 Crore under SDRF for SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, Government Medical Colleges (GMC) Srinagar and Jammu.

The decision to sanction Rs five Crore each to the three health institutions was taken in a State Executive Committee meeting headed by the Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam.

Officials said that Rs 15 Crore has been sanctioned under SDRF for SKIMS, GMC Jammu, and GMC Srinagar.

“Rs 5 Crore each has been sanctioned for the trio health institutions for setting up of additional testing labs, equipment, for PPEs and other COVID containment efforts.

“The amount sanctioned is over and above funds provided to Health department,” officials said—(KNO)

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