Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) has decided to set up Medical and Nursing Colleges at Kakryal in Katra.
SMVDSB, which runs affairs of the cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi in J&K, has directed its authorities to complete all the formalities in this regard soon.
“The Board decided that the CEO, SMVDSB Ajeet Kumar Sahu, shall initiate time bound action for completing all formalities for the establishment of a Nursing College at Kakryal (Katra),” the Shrine Board Spokesman said today.
“It was also decided that planning should also commence for the establishment of a Medical College at Kakryal, which would be linked to the Super Speciality Hospital,” he said.
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board had its 56th meeting today at the Spiritual Growth Centre (Katra) under the Chairmanship of Governor N N Vohra, who is Chairman of the Shrine Board.
The meeting was also attended by Dr Devi Shetty,Chairman Narayana Health and Narayana Institute of Cardiac Science, Bangalore, who was invited by the Chairman to specially visit Kakryal for a first hand review of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Super Speciality project.
The SMVDSB discussed all important issues relating to this project with Dr Shetty, with whom the Shrine Board has entered into an agreement for the operationalisation of the 230-bedded Super Speciality Hospital at Kakryal.
The Board also reviewed the progress of all the major ongoing development and other programmes and took several important decisions for further improving the facilities for the pilgrimage, he added.