Baramulla residents demand upgrade of PHC to CHC

Baramulla, June 25: The residents of Narwav area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district have urged the authorities to upgrade the Public Health Centre (PHC) Sheeri to Community Health Centre (CHC) so that the staff strength of the hospital is increased and adequate health facilities are made available at the hospital for the convenience of patients.

Locals said that the PHC Sheeri is catering to a huge area comprising dozens of villages.

They said that the upgradation of the centre would ensure increase in staff strength besides better healthcare facilities to the people.

The locals here while demanding digital X-ray machine besides a fresh USG machine for the hospital said that in absence of such facilities, patients had to shed hefty amount in conducting these tests in private.

“The existing X-ray machine and USG machine has almost turned obsolete. Both need to be replaced by latest machines so that the error is avoided. It is a long-pending demand of people of the area. In absence of such facilities, the poor people of the area often had to conduct such tests in private which costs them a large amount,” said Firdous Ahmad, a local.

Locals also demanded appointment of a gynaecologist so that for cesarians, patients are not referred to Baramulla hospital.

They have also urged the hospital authorities to make the operation theatre fully functional so that people are largely benefitted at the hospital.

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