Medical tourism: Govt to invite investors after SIDCO identifies land

Srinagar, Nov 22: For promoting medical tourism and attracting investors,the government Friday decided that State Industrial Development Corporation (SIDCO) will make the land available in both divisions of J&K.

The matter was discussed in a meeting headed byFinancial Commissioner Health and Medical Education, Attal Dulloo to discuss the modalities for the operationalization of Medi-cities and Health Care Investment policy.

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan along with other concerned participated in the meeting through video conferencing.

The meeting discussed the availability of land for promoting medical tourism in Jammu and Kashmir for which proper locations shall be identified at both the divisions.

Requirements for health care investments in terms of the operational things were also discussed. The meeting was informed that land will be made available by SIDCO as per health care guidelines. It was given out that once the transfer of land is done, potential investors will be invited and feedback will be taken from them.

The meeting was attended by Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma, Director Health Jammu, Dr Renu Sharma, Director New Medical College, Dr Yashpal Sharma, MD SIDCO, Ravinder Kumar, Joint Director Planning, Madan Lal and other concerned officers.

The Financial Commissioner directed the officers to speed up their efforts to operationalize the guidelines for the approval and finalization of the prestigious projects. He directed the officer to work in tandem so that land is transferred to the Health Department for establishment of the twin Medi-cities.

Div Com Kashmir informed the meeting that he has written to the concerned Deputy Commissioner to authenticate the land with proper coordinates for the project.

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