SHC lacks basic amenities in Tral village, patients suffer

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By Fast Kashmir on 30/06/2018.

SHC lacks basic amenities in Tral village, patients suffer


Tral, June 30: Locals of Panner jagir Tral expressed resentment against health authorities as single female multipurpose health worker is running Health centre in Panner Jagir village of Tral, which besides inadequate staff have shortage of infrastructure, medicine, and is taking its toll on patient care system.


Locals told this reporter that the said health centre was established sometime back in a private building but “till the date it has not been equipped with adequate facilities like new building, staff and medicines.”

They said that a single female multipurpose health worker (FMPHW) along with two Ashas on ground mange whole system in the area which has a population of around 2000.

The said Health centre with single FMPHW caters whole panner village and its adjoining areas like Sangnaad, Hajinaad, Kathward, and Nalchinaad areas.

The residents who continue to yearn for a full-fledged Health care centre in the village accuse the successive governments and Health department of failing to fulfill their long pending demands in the area.

“Health centre in panner is ridden with many problems. If anyone falls ill suddenly we suffers a lot here because only one paramedic remains available at here, who many of the times discharge her duties at main hospital after orders from concerned officials” says Mudasir Ahmad, a local resident living in close vicinity of the sub Health centre.

Dr. Mohd Jaffar Aakhoon, Chief Medical Officer Pulwama, when contacted, told that, new type health centres have only one FMPHW worker everywhere.

He however assured that medicine facilities in the sub centre will be provided and construction of building will also be done if land will be available.