The inhabitants of Ganiwan in Kangan area of Central Kashmir's Ganderbal district complained shortage of doctor at PHC Ganiwan.
"This PHC lacks the basic facilities," the residents who staged a protest demonstration said.
"Due to shortage of medicos, there remains no doctor available on night duty," they said.
Locals said the hospital though situated along the Srinagar-Leh highway has failed to serve its purpose "as emergency patients brought here suffer due to non-availability of essential healthcare facilities".
The residents appealed to the director health department Kashmir and CMO Ganderbal to look into the matter.