The elevator at district hospital Rajouri has been lying defunct for over four years now, making patients and their attendants suffer.
Pertinently, the elevator was put in place in 2008 by the National Conference-led government and was inaugurated in 2014. The elevator was aimed at providing a facility to the ailing and disabled patients, who are not comfortable in using stairs. But, since the elevator has been non-functional since over 4 years now, it is not serving its purpose.
"After spending lakhs of rupees, it seems like it was all for some publicity. Since the patients are not getting benefitted, it is all a waste to the state exchequer," a visitor to the hospital said.
A patient said, "The infrastructure of the hospital was upgraded and we had hoped that the elevator would help the patients and their attendants, but all in vain."