COVID-19: J-K Govt sanctions Rs 15 crore under SDRF for SKIMS

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Srinagar: Amid spike in COVID cases, the government on Thursday sanctioned Rs 15 Crore under State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) for Sher Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, Government Medical Colleges (GMC) Srinagar and Jammu.

The decision to sanction Rs five Crore each to the three health institutions was taken in a State Executive Committee meeting headed by the Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam.

Officials told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that Rs 15 Crore has been sanctioned under SDRF for SKIMS, Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu, and GMC Srinagar.

“Rs 5 Crore each has been sanctioned for the trio health institutions for setting up of additional testing labs, equipment, for Personal Protective Equipments and other COVID containment efforts.

“The amount sanctioned is over and above funds provided to Health department,” officials said—(KNO)

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