"The Union minister assured all possible help and assistance to the J&K government in restoring medical facilities in Kashmir Valley," an official spokesman said after a review meeting attended by Vardhan and state Health Minister Taj Mohiuddin here.


Vardhan, who arrived in Srinagar on Tuesday, earlier visited all the hospitals of Srinagar and took stock of the damage caused to equipment and machinery, the spokesman said.


He visited the wards and surgical theatres of SMHS Hospital, Lal Ded Hospital, G B Pant Hospital and interacted with the patients and their attendants, he added.


Mohiuddin briefed the Union minister about the devastation caused to the health infrastructure in Kashmir Valley, particularly in the tertiary care hospitals.


Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has put the estimated damage to medical equipment in government hospitals at Rs 150 crore.

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