21 nursing schools to be functional in state by 2020-21: H&ME Dept

SRINAGAR: The Department of Health and Medical Education announced on Monday that 21 centrally sponsored Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery (ANM) and General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) schools shall be made functional by 2020-21 in the state.
The schools have been sanctioned by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare under the centrally sponsored ‘Strengthening of Nursing Services’ scheme for the state in two phases. So far, released grants in installments to the tune of Rs. 101.20 crore have been released, a Department statement said.
During Phase I, six ANM schools, viz the ANM schools at Kishtwar, Reasi, Ramban, Bandipora, Budgam and Shopian, and five GNM schools, at Akhnoor, Udhampur, Pulwama, Kargil and Kulgam, were taken up for execution for which the Union Ministry released necessary funds for the purpose and the same have been completed.
“Subsequently, regular staff was also appointed for all the 11 ANM/GNM schools, including the posts of Principal.
“Now, advertisement notice for admission of 1st batch of students has been issued for ANM School Budgam while as 1st batch of students is being started at ANM School Shopian. Similarly, academic sessions will begin shortly at ANM School Ramban and GNM School Udhampur and Kargil,” the statement said.
Under Phase II, 10 additional ANM/GNM schools have also been sanctioned in the state at Bhaderwah, Billawar, Thanamandi, Surankote, Anantnag, Kokernag, Kathua, Doda, Rajouri and Ganderbal.