Srinagar, July 18: The officials on Thursday said that lift service at district hospital Anantnag, awaiting start from seven months ago, would be commenced on July 25.
Talking to GNS, DGM JKPCC Mechanical Fasil Ahmad told GNS that engineers visited the hospital and carried out inspection.
“One of the 2 lifts is expected to be commissioned on 25th of the present month and second one at August 20,” he said.
The engineers visit to the hospital comes a day after GNS carried a detailed report regarding the non-functional lift service in the health facility, an associate hospital of the Government Medical College Anantnag.
The absence of the lifts has meant continuous hardships to people, especially to the old-aged and handicapped.
The Medical Superintendent Anantnag Dr. Abdul Majeed Mahrab said that “at the time of its establishment, six years before, the hospital had space for the installation of lift services on which the work was started seven months ago.” It however stopped midway as “no engineer turned up to start it in the later part,” he said.
The DGM Mechanical JKPCC Fasil Ahmad said that the job of Installation and commissioning of lifts was allotted to M/S Otis Elevators Company Chandigarh last year with a direction to complete it within six months. While the lifts were installed, he said, “Unfortunately in the aftermath of Pulwama attack, they withdrew their staff and cited security concerns.”