3 yrs on, PHC Ladoora building still incomplete
UMER MAQBOOL DAR
Ladoora (Rafiabad), Oct 30: Notwithstanding the tall claims of the state government about fast infrastructure development in the rural areas, the slow pace of work on hospital building in junior health minister’s native village in north Kashmir’s Baramullah district pooh-pooh such assertions.
Three years back, foundation stone was laid for the Primary Health Centre Ladoora, but it is yet to be completed, showing the indifference attitude of the authorities.
In 2008, the government announced upgradation of infrastructure for PHC in Ladoora Rafiabad, which is native village Minister of State for Health and R&B, Javaid Ahmed Dar and sanctioned Rs 10 lakh for the purpose, the residents said. According to them, after three years, the five-room building is still incomplete. “The work has been stopped many times in past few years. If the work continues at snails pace it seems it may take many years to complete. We approached the health and R&B department and asked them to expedite work, but our repeated pleas have fallen on deaf ears, they said.
Not only thousands of people living in the area are facing immense hardships, but the medicos working in hospital also complain of inconvenience due to space constraints.
“How come it is possible for doctors to work in such a small space? There is no place for doctors to sit. How can patients be treated owing to space problem,” a medico wishing anonymity said.
The hospital catering to more than 6000 souls has four doctors presently
When contacted, the Assistant Executive Engineer R&B, Muhammad Arif said the construction was hit due to unrest.
“We couldn’t complete the construction due to the prevailing situation and by the end of year we will finish the work,” he said.
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