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  • Also directs to examine norms for availing benefits of medical seats from Central quota


JAMMU: Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today took detailed review of infrastructural and other facilities in Government Medical College, Jammu to medical students at a high-level meeting held here today. Principal Secretary Health & Medical Education, Dr. Pawan Kotwal, Principal GMC, Dr. Sunanda Raina, Member MCI and HoD Medicines, Dr. Annil Mahajan, Registrar Academics, Dr. Yashpal Sharma, Additional Secretary H&ME, Naseer Ahmed Wani, Director Finance, Mohammad Rafiq, Joint Director Planning, Madan Lal and engineers of GMC were present in the meeting.

While discussing the present status of facilities vis-a-vis construction of hostel buildings (boys & girls), additional examination hall, up-gradation of library and other allied issues, the Minster called upon the Principal GMC to personally monitor the progress of the activities and ensure  their time bound completion. He issued specific instructions for strict adherence to the norms of MCI and called for completion of all pending works before the start of next academic year.

It may be mentioned here that the MCI had last year enhanced 50 more MBBS seats raising the total seats from 100 to 150 after detailed study and inspection of necessary infrastructural and allied facilities required as per the MCI norms. The MCI had pointed out certain deficiencies, including up-gradation of infrastructure like hostels for boys and girls, increasing space for conducting exams, library and faculty members as pre-requisite to facilitate the additional students. The MCI in their subsequent inspections have directed the GMC authorities to overcome these deficiencies as early as possible.

The issues relating to the enhancement of PG seats by correspondence reduction of Diploma seats and availing the benefits of 15% share from the pool of All India Central Quota for UG/PG seats from Government Medical Colleges across the country by the students of J&K was also discussed in detail. It was informed that more than 10,000 seats are being filled by various Government Colleges annually through NEET, but the students of J&K State do not avail its benefits in view of State’s own norms and policy.


The Minister issued instructions to the Principal Secretary Health & Medical Education to examine these issues in depth and come out with a concrete proposal so that the benefits of such schemes can be availed by the students of Jammu and Kashmir as well. It was informed that most of the deficiencies pointed out by the MCI during their inspections to GMC, Jammu stand rectified and remaining will be removed by the end of March, 2018.

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SRINAGAR: Delina, an important place in North Kashmir and very close to center of Baramulla District has a government hospital with more than 12 beds, which locals allege is not functioning as per their expectations. The locals state that the Doctors are not available on time and hospital has been provided insufficient number of Doctors and those available are NRHM.


Locals while talking to the Kashmir News Bureau stated - "The Delina Hospital catering to needs of thousands of people has not come up to our expectation, we have just one doctor available that too from NRHM, we demand increase in number of Doctors. The other difficulty is that at night time no doctor is available and this adds to our woes especially when there is emergency .The hospital has just become a referral hospital referring patients to Baramulla District Hospital. We demand from the state government and health authorities to improve overall working of the hospital.”

As a matter of fact, the Netizens from the area have also took to the social media networks to improve the overall working of the hospital. At a time when the government is making big claims that it is on path to revitalize the rural health sector locals of Delina are complaining that ignoring an important area like Delina vis-à-vis healthcare is cause of concern. 

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JAMMU: MUSCLE ZONE in continuation to its programme of bringing health and fitness infrastructure at the door steps of the aspirants, especially young generation, today dedicated its new branch to Jammuites at Subash Nagar opposite J&K Bank, near Petrol Pump, Jammu.  The new branch was inaugurated by Zorawar Singhv Jamwal, Chairman, Team Jammu which is fighting vigorously to spread awareness among youth against Drug abuse and other social evils.

MUSCLE ZONE has been in the Health and Fitness market for the last 12 years successfully and has achieved a banquet of milestones besides shouldering responsibility for spreading awareness about fitness and good health . Guided by the legacy of Rattan Singh Manhas and under the leadership of Raman Manhas (Mr. J&K Title winner) & Mohinder Manhas MUSCLE ZONE has made continuous efforts to spread awareness about health and fitness programmes in the increasingly stressful environment present today around all of us and succeeded in its endeavour of making available quality yet affordable fitness infrastructure in Jammu.

 While congratulating the educated self-employed youth Raman Manhas- Mr J&K in Body Building Championship-for opening a gymnasium, Chairman Team Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal said that “it is the most appreciable part that our well educated unemployed youth are making themselves self-employed, that too by such means where the youth including students, college/university pass-outs get a chance to remain physically fit and healthy. By participating in such co-curricular activities, they also remain away from drug abuse or other social evils”.

 Urging the youth to stay away from Drug abuse and play an important role in Nation Building and remain engaged in all sort of sports activities, Zorawar Singh Jamwal also appealed to the State Government to raise more infra-structure like open and indoor Stadiums and promote sports activities in each and every district of the State so that our young generation remains healthy and physically fit. 

 “All political parties are duty-bound to evolve a mechanism to deal with Drug menace because State is virtually slipping into the tight grip of drug mafia; parents are helplessly watching their teenage children dying slow deaths due to failure of the authorities to crack down on Drug mafia” he added.   MUSCLE ZONE Fitness club has state of the art technology and world class imported infrastructure to monitor the improvement in fitness of enrolled members and schedules their work-out routines as per their fitness requirements on day to day basis. Here emphasis is laid on weekly self appraisal by the trainees as per the goals set by them in consultation with experienced coaches.



 MUSCLE ZONE, a Health club for ladies and gents, is fully air conditioned Gym equipped with latest and high performance Gym/Cardio machinery. The machines/equipments installed have been procured from manufacturers like Body Strong, Energic Fitness which are renowned brands of fitness industries from USA.