In order to improve medical facilities in underserved areas of Jammu and Kashmir, the union territory administration is upgrading the Sub District Hospital (SDH) at Bijbehara in Anantnag district.
The construction is in full swing to accommodate more patients.
Work on 50-bed new building with modern facilities is being undertaken at the cost of Rs 14 crore.
The project is being executed by J-K Police Housing Corporation.
The basement of the building will consist of a general laboratory with a blood storage unit along with a waiting and toilet facility.
It will also have an X-Ray with ultrasound/ECG facility.
The ground floor shall comprise of emergency, emergency ward, minor OT, D section, injection room, resuscitation room and OPD area comprising 6 numbers of OPDs.
Besides, the first floor shall consist of an operation theatre with six bed post-operative ward and three other wards for the patients.
Locals lauded the government for the up-gradation as the present limited space is not enough for the increasing flow of patients.