Jammu, India (CU)_ Apollo Hospitals, the leading healthcare network, is planning to launch its first 250-bed multi-specialty hospital in Jammu&Kashmir’s Jammu area in the near future. According to the official spokesperson, the J&K government and the famous healthcare firm Apollo Hospitals have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday for building a multi-specialty hospital in Jammu.
The MoU was signed in the presence of J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha by Ranjan Prakash Thakur, Principal Secretary to the J&K government, Industries and Commerce Department, and Dr. Preetha Reddy, Executive Vice Chairperson of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd. Manoj Sinha commented on the new project. He said, “The MoU is another major milestone 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”.
The Lieutenant Governor believes that with more industry participation and higher investment, J&K will continue to thrive in the future. He said that this project will create new job opportunities in the region. He said, “The venture will bring huge direct and indirect employment opportunities for the locals”. He stated that other healthcare initiatives and memorandums of understanding are underway to guarantee a standard healthcare service to all UT residents.
Dr. Preetha Reddy, Executive Vice Chairperson of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited, spoke about the project’s vast employment opportunities. She said, “We understand that the health sector creates vast job opportunities and this project will also generate more than 1000 direct employment.”
Dr. Reddy stated that it is a task that they all have jointly agreed to fulfill. Dr. Reddy explained, “It will also become the training centre not only for doctors, but also for the nurses, paramedics, technicians, and allied healthcare workers”. She claimed that J&K will emerge as a centre for medical tourism in the future. She said, “People from the rest of the world can also be treated here. In a way, this project will help us heal the world.” She stated that it is a huge step of faith and that the initiative would place the state on the international map.