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17 years on, work on Kangan maternity hospital incomplete

CMO Ganderbal cites non-availability of funds as reason

Post by Umar Raina on Sunday, November 6, 2022

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Kangan, Nov 5: Despite the passing of 17 years, the work on Maternity-cum-Child Care Hospital (M&CCH) here in Kangan town of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district is still incomplete.  
Sources told Rising Kashmir that land for the hospital was identified in 2005. Jammu Kashmir Housing Board was directed to execute the work on the hospital that was supposed to come up at an estimated cost of Rs 27.66 crore.   
Locals said that with the completion of the hospital, the people of the area would not have to move to other towns and city hospitals.  
“For the past 17 years, this hospital is in construction mode. The contractor sometimes stops work and then resumes after months only to stop again,” the locals said. They said the completion of the hospital will not only lessen the burden of Lal Ded Hospital in Srinagar but will also give relief to patients from Kangan and adjacent areas.  
The locals said whenever they approach the authorities; the officials cite paucity of funds as the reason for stopping work.
DDC Kangan Tasmeena Adil said. “The concerned department has promised us that the pending work of this hospital will be started soon.” She added that MCH Kangan would bring relief to the maternity patients as they would receive proper and specialised treatment at the facility.  
Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Ganderbal Dr Afroza said the hospital is “almost complete”. “The rest of the internal work was stopped due to the non-availability of funds. As soon as the funds are released, the pending work will be completed,” she said.

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