Start of medical tourism in J&K: Ujala Cygnus Healthcare starts operations in Srinagar [details]


The inauguration of the 150-bed Ujala Cygnus super-specialty hospital in Nowgam Srinagar marked the start of medical tourism in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

On the third anniversary of the repeal of Section 370, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated the 150-bed Ujala Cygnus Kashmir Superspecialty Hospital in Nowgam.

The Lieutenant Governor said the new state-of-the-art hospital, equipped with all state-of-the-art medical facilities, will enhance the government’s efforts to provide quality healthcare services to J&K residents, in addition to creating job opportunities for residents. inhabitants.


Protecting the health of citizens is the primary responsibility of the administration. The UT government is partnering with renowned healthcare companies, bringing together private actors and facilitating all of these efforts to close the health care gap by expanding healthcare facilities that are affordable and accessible to all. segments of society, observed the Lieutenant Governor.

Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, remarked on the occasion that the inauguration of Ujala Cygnus Hospital marks the beginning of medical tourism in J&K. UT is ahead in the country on various health metrics and is said to become a hub for medical tourism. All J&K hospitals will be ranked based on their performance, he added.

Ujala Cygnus Group announces expansion of its operations in Kashmir



The Ujala Cygnus Group of Hospitals has announced the expansion of its operations in the Kashmir Valley. The healthcare group has set up its 18th hospital, its first 150-bed super-specialty hospital in Srinagar which will also serve the communities of Anantnag, Bandipore, Baramulla, Budgam, Kupwara, Pulwama, Shopian, Kishtwar, Punch, Ramban , Kathua, Rajouri, Ladakh, Leh in addition to Srinagar.

Probal Goshal, Executive Chairman of Ujala Cygnus Group of Hospitals, expressed his commitment to providing the highest quality healthcare services to the people of J&K.

Digital and physical health services should be provided to people residing even in remote areas for people’s well-being, he added.

Ujala Cygnus Kashmir is engaged in offering medical services under Ayushman Bharat Yojana.
The new hospital has secondary and tertiary care facilities in interventional cardiology, gastroenterology, neurosurgery, orthopedic and joint replacement surgery, laparoscopic surgery, gynecology, pediatrics and neonatology, internal medicine, urology, rheumatology, oncosurgery, ophthalmology, ENT , plastic and vascular surgery, Pulmonology, Nephrology, Neurology, Traumatology 24/7 and Intensive care. The hospital also includes a state-of-the-art radiology department, 24-hour pharmacy, laboratories and ambulance services. It also has a toll-free 24/7 helpline, he was told.

Drug to be developed at J&K

The lieutenant governor said J&K enjoys a much higher average budget allocation per capita than many states with more than twice the population.

Within a year, 22 proposals worth Rs 4,400 crore have been approved for Medicity development in Jammu and Kashmir which will create an additional 1,000 MBBS seats and add thousands of patient beds in healthcare facilities , in addition to providing great employment opportunities for health care professionals, noted the Lieutenant Governor.

The Lieutenant Governor also highlighted the improvements recorded in various health parameters over the past two years.

In Jammu and Kashmir, the neonatal mortality rate has fallen to 9.8, which is well below the national average of 24.9 (per 1000 live births).

The national average infant mortality rate is 35.2 while in Jammu and Kashmir it is 16.3. J&K’s under-5 mortality rate is 18.5 compared to the national average of 41.9. Sex ratio at birth – The national average is 929 while in Jammu and Kashmir it is 976.

J&K’s UT is also in a better position in the country with 92.4% institutional births and 96.5% fully immunized children, in addition to having a life expectancy rate of 74, informed the lieutenant governor.

All of these accomplishments reflect the government’s desire to improve the quality of life and quality of health for all, said the Lieutenant Governor.


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