J&K Govt Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Apollo Hospitals to Establish Multi-Specialty Hospital in Jammu – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism


  • World Famous Healthcare Company to Establish Multi-Specialty Hospital in Jammu
  • We have embarked on a new journey of development and socio-economic growth, which will take J&K UT to levels never seen before: Lt Governor
  • With increased industry engagement and larger investments, J&K will grow more and more in the years to come, says LG
  • In addition, by providing the best health facilities, the company will bring enormous direct and indirect employment opportunities.
  • In the first phase, Apollo will set up a 250-bed hospital
  • Recognized for its clinical excellence, Apollo is firmly established in the healthcare ecosystem, providing high quality patient-centered medical care.

Jammu, December 28: The government of Jammu and Kashmir has signed a memorandum of understanding with world-renowned healthcare company Apollo Hospitals for the establishment of a multi-specialty hospital in Jammu.
In the presence of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, the MoU was signed between Sh. Ranjan Prakash Thakur, Principal Secretary of the J&K Government, Industries & Commerce Department and Dr Preetha Reddy, Executive Vice President, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd.
Speaking on the occasion, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha observed that the MoU was another important step for J&K.
“We have embarked on a new journey of development and socio-economic growth, which will take J&K UT to levels never seen before,” said the Lieutenant Governor.
With increased industry engagement and larger investments, J&K will grow more and more in the years to come, the Lieutenant Governor added.
In addition, by providing the best health facilities, the company will bring enormous direct and indirect employment opportunities for residents, the lieutenant governor said.
The Lieutenant Governor said J&K is the only UT / state in the country with universal health insurance coverage of up to Rs. 5 lakh per family. We also have a large budget for the health sector.
Other health care plans and memoranda of understanding are in the works to ensure the best health care available to every UT citizen, the lieutenant governor added.
In the first phase, Apollo Hospitals will set up a 250 bed hospital in the region. Recognized for its clinical excellence, Apollo is firmly established in the healthcare ecosystem, providing high quality patient-centered medical care.
Ranjan Prakash Thakur, Principal Secretary of J&K Government, Department of Industries and Commerce, spoke about the health facilities that will be extended to the UT population through the MoU.
Preetha Reddy, Executive Vice President, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited shared Apollo Hospitals’ vision to establish cutting-edge healthcare facilities in UT.
We understand that the health sector creates vast employment opportunities and this project will also generate over 1000 direct jobs. This is the responsibility that we have all collectively assigned ourselves to assume. Apart from that, it will also become the training center not only for doctors, but also for nurses, paramedics, technicians and paramedics, said Dr Reddy.
Tomorrow, when J&K becomes a hub of health tourism, people from the rest of the world can be treated here as well. In a way, this project will help us heal the world, she added.
We are committed to calling on specialists from various health sectors. Qualified health personnel are needed to effectively deal with people in need of medical care. We are happy to bring J&K a good level of training, learning and skills in the healthcare sector.
It’s a very gradual step. We thank the Honorable Lieutenant Governor for giving us this opportunity. I believe it’s a giant leap of faith, but it’s a project that will put us on the world map, Dr Reddy said.
Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Atal Dulloo, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department; Vivek Bhardwaj, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Health and Medical Education; Dheeraj Gupta, Principal Secretary, H & UDD; Anoo Malhotra, Director, I&C, Jammu, along with other senior officers attended the signing ceremony for the MoU at the Civil Secretariat.


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