development programmes for health, special emphasis has been seen laid on
the eradication of various diseases like malaria, small pox, trachoma, leprosy,
tuberculosis, etc. The health infrastructure has been extended to far-flung areas, under the mother/child
health care and family welfare
programmes, providing health care at the doorsteps of the people.
The state has made considerable progress in the field of medical education .
There are two medical colleges, one in Jammu and the other in Srinagar. A full -fledged medical institute,
Sher-i-Kashmir Medical Institute, is functioning at Soura, in Srinagar . The institute has a
600-bed complement and provides facilities for post-graduate
medical education and medical research.