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
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.