10 yrs on, Drugmulla NTPHC building still incomplete
‘DISPENSARY FAILS TO CATER PATIENT RUSH’
Kupwara, Apr 17: The inhabitants of Drugmulla are up in arms against the Government’s failure to complete the building of New Type Primary Health Centre (NTPHC) saying the severely ill patients were suffering immensely while being ferried to the SDH Kupwara for treatment.
“The construction work started on NTPHC structure in year 2001 is going on at snail’s pace,” the residents said adding the executing agency was unable to complete it within stipulated time.
They said the critical patients were suffering a lot due to lack of proper medicare facilities in the area. “We have to ferry the critically ill patients to SDH Kupwara and during travel, they suffer immensely,” the residents said adding the patients complaining about severe pain during the night had to wait till dawn as it was difficult to ferry them to the hospital.
They said the allopathic dispensary in the area was ill-equipped and failing to cater to the patients rush. “The dispensary cater to the patients from more than 13 villages,” they said, adding people from, Kigam, Waterkhani, Shatmuqam, Maidanpora, Bramri, Hatmullah, Chayilpati, Shadipora, Anderhama, Muqam Shahwali, Fakirpora and Matipora visit the dispensary for treatment.
They said the dispensary had paucity of space and has only two rooms. “In one room doctors examine the patients and another is child delivery section. The doctors couldn’t admit the patients in these rooms due to lack of space,” they said adding the patients were then referred to SDH Kupwara for treatment.
The inhabitants said the patients with dental problems were being treated in 6x6 room. “There is not any particular section for dental patients where they could be operated upon and the treatment to these were getting hindered as the dispensary receives erratic power,” the residents said.
Sources in the hospital said the x-ray plant commissioned for the hospital had been transferred to NTPHC Kandi for lack of space in the dispensary.
The residents said despite repeated pleas to the concerned MLA and senior functionaries in the administration, the work on NTPHC was still not completed till date.
When contacted BMO Kupwara, Dr. Muhammad Ramzan said, “The executing agency has been asked to expedite the work on The NTPHC building. It will be commissioned soon.”
About the deficiencies in dispensary, he said “With the commissioning of NTPHC, the problems related to space constraints will be addressed. About the power problem, he said “we have written to the director Health and have forwarded the estimate of power-transformer for the dispensary. We hope it will be approved soon.”
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