‘Non-COVID patients being forced to face hardships from past 7 months’
Sopore, : The residents of Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district here have expressed anguish over the shifting of Sub District Hospital (SDH) hospital to MCH Sopore.
Locals said that seven months ago, the SDH was converted into COVID designated hospital by district administration with the help of health department and was shifted to MCH Sopore, which has left the poor patients to suffer as the non-COVID patients are being pushed to the wall since then.
They alleged that after shifting the SDH to Mother’s and Child hospital (MCH) Sopore, the patients from different areas of north Kashmir are hardly getting any treatment as the present SDH building is lacking almost all the basic facilities.
A pregnant woman told that she visited MCH for the checkup, but got hardly any attention from the officials there as the hospital is completely focused towards COVID-19.
“We were told to visit Pattan, Baramulla or Srinagar hospital for necessary surgeries,” she said, adding that the officials even told them there is no heating arrangement in the hospital as well.
Various Civil organization bodies of Sopore including Trade, Civil Society, Economic Alliance, Pharma Distributors and other bodies held an important meeting wherein the organizations demanded Administration and health Department to shift back SDH Sopore to its main building in shortest possible time, else they will be forced to hit streets to press for their demands.
Block Medical Officer (BMO) Soproe, Dr Asif Khanday told that efforts are on to shift the SDH Sopore to its previous building. “It is upto the higher ups to take a call on it, but our efforts are on to rake up the demands of general public to the concerned officials,” he said—(KNO)