With the establishment of the AIIMS hospital in South Kashmir, the patients will get better medical facilities at their doorstep as majority of them come from the far flung areas.The local residents and doctors’ fraternity of South Kashmir have hailed the Centre’s decision to establish an AIIMS hospital at Awantipora.
According to them, the health and medical departments have set new benchmarks during the past many years around the country, adding such an institute will be of immense help to the patients of South Kashmir.
“It is very good news, especially for South Kashmir. It is due to the efforts by Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP Government. The patients had to go to Delhi due to lack of facilities. It takes at least Rs. 20,000-30,000 for an attendant to come along with the patient. The patients will now not have to go to Delhi,” said a local.