Umaisar Gull Ganie
Qazigund, Sep 09: Residents of Tanjloo village at Qazigund Tehsil in Anantnag district are complaining of non-availability of staff at local health Sub centre due to which they said they are suffering immensely.
The health sub centre is running from a rented room of the village with 321 families residing as per population census 2011
The health sub centre has been rendered useless, according to locals, because of the habitual absence of the staff.
Mohsin Ahmad Padder, a local villager said, “for a headache or even a fever we have to travel all the way to reach Qazigund Hospital which takes our lot of precious time and money,”.
He also added that, the female staff members at the health centre were last seen two weeks ago. “From that day, no one opened the door of Sub Centre,”.
When contacted to the Block Medical Officer, Qazigund, Dr Zahoor, he said that the centre is newly sanctioned they have taken up the issue with higher ups.
He also added that “We are likely to conduct a meeting in which we will solve this issue”.
However, local residents contest the claim and allege that the staff is never available at the Government Sub Centre, “not even for a day”.