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Five years on,NTPHC building Rathsun yet be completed, patients suffer

Post by ARIF RASHID on Monday, October 24, 2022

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Budgam, Oct 23: Due to the incomplete work on the new building of the New Type Primary Health Centre (NTPHC) at Rathsun Village in the Beerwah tehsil of Central Kashmir's Budgam district, patients are facing a lot of difficulties in the village and its surrounding areas, as the village did not have proper facilities in the old building of the health centre.


 Ghulam MohideenGanie, one of the residents from the Rathsun village, told Rising Kashmir that the government provided the money for the construction of the new building for the health centre, and its construction work started in the year 2017.


 " The work on the health centre is mostly completed. But there is a need for power supply, water supply, development of the main road and wall fencing for protection of the health centre, " Ganie said. 


He stated that the health centre is currently operating in an old building where all types of facilities are not available to patients. 


Ajaz Ahmad, another resident, said that the health centre, which is presently functioning in the old building, did have proper facilities and proper space. That is the reason the government has provided funds, so a new building for the health centre will be constructed in the area, and people will get relief through this facility in the village and its surrounding areas. 


"Due to the incomplete work on the new building, the patients did not get any benefit, and the villagers are facing the same problems that they faced earlier, "he said. 


 Ahmad said that the health centre did not have any kind of facilities and patients did not like to visit the health centre as they were going to Sub District Hospital Beerwah and Sub District Hospital Magam for treatment.


 " Presently our village has more than six thousand population, where most of the people couldn't afford a huge amount of money during an emergency time to visit Srinagar-based government hospitals and catchment sub-district hospitals. The government should take the necessary steps and should complete the pending work on a top-priority basis. So, the people will get relief in the village and its surrounding area, "he said.


Block Medical Officer (BMO) Beerwah, Dr Javaid Ahmad Ganaie, said that we have received the funds of Rupees 4 lakh which will be spent upon the development related work of the health centre.

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