Abandoned Baramulla hospital building becomes 'nuisance’

The building was abandoned after the government constructed the new hospital building at Kantbagh, Baramulla four years ago.

ALTAF BABA
Baramulla, Publish Date: Feb 13 2018 1:17AM | Updated Date: Feb 13 2018 1:17AM
Abandoned Baramulla hospital building  becomes 'nuisance’Representational Pic

Baramulla town residents have asked the government to put to some good use the abandoned building of the old hospital, which they said has become a “haven for the drug addicts.”

The building was abandoned after the government constructed the new hospital building at Kantbagh, Baramulla four years ago.

The old hospital building is located in the heart of the town.

“The abandoned building has become a favourite spot for the drug addicts,” said Ghulam Hassan, a resident.

Around the old building, there are about 37 kanals of land worth crores of rupees.

Basharat Ahmad, a local trader, said the district administration had been asked to renovate the building and put it to some use, like a maternity or children’s hospital, but to no avail.