The Administrative Council (AC) which in Srinagar under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, gave administrative approval to the construction of a 500-bedded pediatric hospital at Bemina, Srinagar.
Once operational, the hospital will strengthen the pediatric care facilities in the Kashmir division, ease the burden of the patient load on the existing tertiary level hospital, and ensure quality maternity, neonatal and pediatric care to the patients.
The project will be upgrading vital pediatric facilities on modern grounds and will be completed at an estimated cost of Rs. 114.81 crore.
The project will be upgrading vital pediatric facilities on modern grounds and will be completed at an estimated cost of Rs. 114.81 crore. The new hospital will be equipped with all modern equipment for managing the high-risk pediatric cases to further reduce the infant mortality rate.
It will also serve as the Centre of Excellence in Pediatric in Kashmir Division and will assist the Union territory in mitigating a possible third wave of COVID-19 pandemic
In other news from the Administrative Council meeting:
Wagoora-Zainakote Transmission Line to be upgraded
The Administrative Council (AC) under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, approved the proposal of the Power Development Department to upgrade the transformation capacity of the Wagoora-Zainakote transmission line by reconductoring its 220 KV DC line.
Through the project, the Power Development Department will replace the existing 0.4 ACSR by High-Temperature Low Sag Conductor (HTLS) of circuit-II of 220 KV (reconductoring of DC 220 KV Line) at an estimated cost of Rs. 24.29 crore.
The project will enable the Power Development Department to meet the additional load demand, lower the T&D losses and ensure reliable power supply to Srinagar, Baramulla and Ganderbal districts.
Additionally, the upgraded Wagoora-Zainakote line will also provide power backup in case of an outage of 220 KV Amaragarh Zainakote DC transmission line.