Despite the directives for an improved public health sector in rural areas of the Valley many Primary Health Care Centres in district Budgam are in shambles.
A number of PHCs located in far flung areas of the district lack basic facilities to cater even to the ordinary ailments of the public. Which compels the patients of these down trodden areas only to move to the Srinagar hospitals.
An allopathic dispensary was opened at Dadompora village of Chadoora in 1962 status was upgraded to New Type Health Center (NTPC) in 1987. "It ahs hardly made any difference as the health services are not satisfactory," locals alleged.
They said, "The hospital lacks many basic facilities due to the official apathy, there is no lady doctor in this health centre which caters to the needs of around 10,000 people. The ambulance of the hospital has not been spotted in the hospital since 2016 unrest. While as dental X-ray machine has been laying defunct for the past more than 6 months compelling locals to rush to Chadoora town – which is 8kms away from the area. "
There is no boundary wallaround this hospital despite tin sheets have been procured by the concerned department for same, said Basharat a local resident." No medicines are provided to the needy here despite tall claims of the government that every facility has been kept available at such centres in the rural areas of the Valley,", he added.
Chief Medical Officer Budgam said that he will look into the matter.