Ladakh: Kargil gets 300-bed district hospital at cost of Rs 40.37 crore


Kargil: The Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, R. K. Mathur, recently opened a district hospital in Kargil that has a capacity of 300 beds. He also emphasised the importance of giving the residents of the Union Territory with the very finest medical services that are available.

The new hospital complex in Kargil’s Lower Kurbathang has been built at a cost of Rs 40.37 crore, according to the officials in charge of its construction.

The Local Government complimented the people of Kargil on the construction of a cutting-edge district hospital that is unique in its kind.

He voiced his gratitude for the efforts that the Kargil hill council and the officials of the administration had put in to make the construction of the district hospital in a short amount of time while still providing it with all of the necessary amenities.

Mathur added that the MRI machine will be approved for the New district hospital in Kargil, and that other infrastructure extension works would be performed in the future so that the general population may take use of their benefits.

On behalf of the people of Kargil, the Chairman of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) in Kargil, Feroz Ahmed Khan, expressed gratitude to the authorities for establishing the New district hospital in Kargil.

Even though there was a widespread outbreak of COVID-19, the hospital was built in a relatively short amount of time, as he explained.

According to a statement made by an official spokeswoman, a delegation from Medical Dialogues had previously claimed that a private company of doctors based in Delhi had suggested the provision of telemedicine facilities in remote areas of Ladakh. The suggestion was delivered to R. K. Mathur, the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, in New Delhi by a group of medical professionals led by the director of Medijunction smart healthcare private limited. The delegation was there to present the proposition. The spokesman for the delegation stated that the group advocated establishing telemedicine healthcare facilities in addition to the physical presence of medical staff in Ladakh’s outlying regions. This medical staff would include physicians and nurses. According to him, they also discussed offering instant healthcare services at patients’ doorsteps and digital ICUs (intensive care units). He added that the delegation also advocated building up rural digital clinics, integrating multiple services, and appropriately utilising doctors’ time.

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