SKIMS To Work Through Health Dept As Govt Curtails Wings


SRINAGAR: The autonomy of the Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS) has ceased, as the Institute’s Director has been directed to submit all matters for clearance to the Ministry of Health and Medical Education.

The management of SKIMS has been delegated to the Health and Medical Education Department, according to the department’s official communiqué.

The document adds, “Accordingly, I am directed to notify you that moving forward, all matters, proposals, and case files may be submitted for consideration by/approval by the Competent Authority (HLG) through the Department of Health and Medical Education.”

“The case files/references/proposals received from the SKIMS and presently lying in General Administration Department are accordingly returned herewith in the 1″ phase for further action as per the existing TBRs.” it adds further.

Substantially, SKIMS is the only medical university in the union territory of J&K, headed by a Director who is also the Ex-officio Secretary to the Government.

The governing board of SKIMS, which serves as the cabinet for the declared university and the semi-autonomous super-specialty hospital, is presided over by Lieutenant Governor J&K.

In addition to the deemed university and the main hospital, the institute comprises the State Cancer Institute, Maternity Hospital, Nursing college, Paramedical college, and an affiliated medical college & hospital which is on the city outskirts at Bemina.

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