Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Saturday inaugurated the 500-bedded COVID-19 hospital built by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) at Bhagwati Nagar Jammu.
The hospital, expected to boost the COVID-19 management in Jammu, was inaugurated by the LG in presence of his advisor, RR Bhatnagar, incumbent Chief Secretary, BVR Subramanyam, Financial Commissioner Health, Atal Dulloo, Director NHM J&K, Mohammed Yasin Choudhary besides others.
A similar hospital is being built at Khonmoh on Srinagar outskirts.
The two hospitals were sought by the J&K government from the Centre on April 28 in view of the surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths.
The construction on the Srinagar hospital has been delayed after the administration shifted its location from Budgam, wheere it was to be built initially.