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There is a lot of focus on mental health care in Jammu and Kashmir. In this direction, an important MoU signed with NIMHANS Bengaluru will improve mental health services, training and capacity building of Medical Officers and nursing staff.

The Lt Governor shared the strides made in developing the holistic healthcare ecosystem in the UT over the past few years.

Per capita spending on the health sector in J&K is among the highest in the country. During upgradation or building new infrastructure, we have focused on three factors- effectiveness, accessibility and resilient system.

He called upon the medical fraternity and all stakeholders to deliberate upon the structural changes required in the healthcare sector. We need to have progressive rules and laws for modern healthcare, he added.

He advised the Health Department on community involvement for an awareness campaign on the National Mental Health Program and to ensure the benefits of the programme reach the needy.

He inaugurated 44 healthcare facilities worth Rs. 56.18 Cr to strengthen the medical infrastructure.

He rolled out and launched several new initiatives to strengthen health system resilience including T3- Test, Treat and Talk Anemia Camps, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Programme, and Scan and Share service for OPD registration. On the occasion, the Lt Governor also distributed the Volunteer Engagement certificates to ASHAs.

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