Bandipora : Lack of basic health care facilities hampers the patient care at Government Health Sub Centre (HSC) Mukhdamyeri block of Hajin area of Bandipora district forcing people to cover long distances for treatment.
The residents said that the non-availability of the facilities has hit the healthcare system badly compelling patients to reach hospitals in Sumbal or Hajin. Even for a simple tablet we go to the market and buy from there said a local inhabitant of Mukhdamyeri.
Group of locals told Kashmir Despatch that the HSC was established in June 2013 inaugrated by Mohammad Akbar lone, but since then is running without proper facilities, leaving patients with no option but to go out of the area for simple treatment.
Due to the lack of basic facilities the health centre has failed to cater a huge depending population of many adjoining areas of the district Waseem Ahmed a College student.
The centre has become redundant due to lack of infrastructure, proper space, staff, and medicines,” said a resident wishing anonymity.
Sometimes, there is no doctor to see patients at these health centres. Even for common cold and cough, we have to visit district hospital,” he added
There should be proper medical supplies and staff members available at these health centres,” he said. “At least basic aid and medicines for minor diseases should be available.” said another local resident Manzoor Ahamad.
Meanwhile residents appealed the government and concerned authorities to look into the matter so that the patients will not suffer further.
Chief Medical officer Bandipora Dr Bikquees Mir was not available for commits despite repeated attempts.
2015 Kashmir Despatch