Mamoosa allopathic dispensary faces doctors’ shortage
Lacks proper infrastructure
Mamoosa (Pattan), May 9: Notwithstanding the tall claims of the state government about providing of better healthcare facilities to the people of remote areas, the people of Mamoosa village in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district are suffering immensely for want of the proper medicare.
The village, which has a population of about 4000 souls, is without a proper health centre.
“The only Allopathic dispensary in the village, which has been established in two shops, is without a doctor and requisite drugs,” the locals said, adding the patients are forced to visit the Baramulla or Srinagar hospitals to seek consultation.
“The patients are also forced to visit the private clinics of doctors during emergency situations,” the residents said.
“There is a sanctioned post of a doctor in the dispensary. However, the medico never visits the area,” said Abdul Ahad Chopan, a local resident.
The residents sought the appointment of a Physician and Gynecologist in the dispensary. “The expecting mothers have to visit Srinagar’s Lal Ded hospital for consecutive check ups, which is a cumbersome exercise for them,” the locals said.
“From the past several years, we have been demanding appointment of a gynecologist in the dispensary and had also submitted representations in the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir in this regard, but our pleas have fallen to deaf ears and nothing concrete has been done so far,” said Ashiq Hussain of Mamoosa Pattan.
“The dispensary also lacks proper infrastructure and the patients are many a times treated under the open sky,” Panch of Mamoosa (A), Haseena Begum told Greater Kashmir.
The dispensary is also without basic facilities causing immense hardships to the patients and their attendants. “There is no water facility and electric supply to the health center,” the locals said.
The residents while lashing out at the administration, said the presence of such a dispensary which lacks proper infrastructure, basic facilities and even a doctor serve no purpose.
The inhabitants of the area urged the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to take up the matter about shortage of medicos with the Director Health Services Kashmir.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 9 May 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 9 May 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 10 May 2012 00:00:00 IST
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