Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday called for expeditious completion of all necessary infrastructural and other facilities to ensure that the five new medical colleges in the state start functioning from the next academic session.
He also directed for fast-tracking recruitment of faculty and para-medical staff and completing all necessary requirements to fulfil the MCI norms for formally starting the academic activities in these colleges next year.
Reviewing the functioning of the Health & Medical Education Department here this evening, Governor directed the Principal Secretary, Health & Medical Education to personally monitor the progress of these colleges and maintain close coordination with the PSC/SSRB and executing agencies for early selection of all referred posts and putting up the requisite infrastructure in place within the set timeframe.
Pertinently, the five new Medical Colleges are coming up at Rajouri, Doda, Kathua, Anantnag and Baramulla for which Government of India has sanctioned Rs 189 crore each.
He said 3375 posts including doctors, para-medical and other staff stand already created for these medical colleges out of which 2225 vacancies including 330 faculty positions and 1895 para-medical vacancies have been referred to the recruiting agencies including JKPSC and JKSSB respectively.