Kupwara residents protest shifting of OPD to under-construction building

Residents of Kupwara town held a protest demonstration today against the shifting of outpatient department (OPD) to the under-construction building of sub-district hospital Kupwara.

Locals, who had assembled in the premises of the hospital, said the authorities have “hastened the shifting of the OPD to the building which is yet under construction.”

“We have been waiting for completion of this building for last ten years, but now when it’s near completion, the administration has ordered shifting of the OPD,” said Showkat Masoodi a local.

The under construction building of the hospital has missed many deadlines and awaits completion for a decade now.

“There was no hurry of shifting of the OPD before the building could be completed,” he said.

“There are many things incomplete in the building, which are necessary,” Ashraf, a local said.

Meanwhle the locals appealed to the higher authorities to roll back the order of shifting the OPD to the new building till it is completed.