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Shri Manoj Sinha

(Hon'ble Lt Governor,UT of J&K)

Shri Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar

(Advisor to Hon'ble Lieutenant Governor)

Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah (IAS)

(Administrative Secretary Health & Medical Education Department)

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Welcome to Government Medical College Handwara

In 2019 ,the Central government gave its approval for a new Government Medical College to be attached with District hospital Handwara in North Kashmir’s Kupwara District.This Medical College in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district will be set up at a cost of Rs 325 crores under a centrally -sponsored scheme. Handwara is a sub-district and a town in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district at a distance of around 71 kms from Srinagar.District Kupwara is located in the extreme North of Kashmir and is bound by 170 Km line of actual control (L.O.C.) in the North while the southern portion is bound by District Baramulla. There are three border pocket areas namely, Machil, Keran and Karnah located near L.O.C. which remain cut off from the Kashmir Valley for over 4 months owing to intense snowfall on the high altitude Border Passes connecting these areas. This frontier District of Kashmir Valley is full of scenic beauty. Dense forests and rich wild life make it significant from a tourism and wildlife point of view. District Kupwara is blessed with the beautiful Bangus and Lolab Valley.


  • Improve healthcare delivery system.
  • Commitment to provide high quality comprehensive patient care to every citizen.
  • To produce qualified trainers, researchers and professionals for the growth of Medical education.
  • Maintain high standards in teaching by incorporation of latest advancements in technology and research in the medical field.


  • Imparting medical education of the highest standards to students & paramedics.
  • To provide best and quality healthcare services so as to decrease the referral to minimum.
  • Setting a benchmark for expansion of postgraduate, super speciality, nursing and paramedical courses.
  • Strategic future-oriented planning.
  • Excellence in knowledge skills and services.
  • Promote advanced research in health sciences to improve quality of education and healthcare.
  • To aid in the development of sound mind and sound body by ensuring the staff and students to participate in extra and co-curricular activities.
  • To become a centre of excellence and global resource in the field of Medical Education.
  • To Serve the underserved.

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Guiding this institution involves ensuring the delivery of comprehensive healthcare to patients with a primary emphasis on ethical practices. It entails understanding the community's needs and striving to fulfil them to the best of our ability, as well as providing guidance and mentorship to our college students & staff to enhance their clinical skills & ensuring their accountability. Additionally, it involves equipping our hospital with latest medical facilities to offer the best possible healthcare to underprivileged sections of society and fostering a research-driven environment that complements the theoretical aspects of medicine by emphasizing practical applications of modern healthcare.

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Dr Nissar Ahmad Wani
Associated District Hospital Handwara

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