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Locals demand permanent doctor for NTPHC Chewdara

Post by ARIF RASHID on Wednesday, January 18, 2023

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Budgam, Jan 17: The people from the various villages of the Beerwah tehsil in central Kashmir's Budgam on Tuesday demanding a permanent doctor for New Type Primary Health Centre (NTPHC) in Chewdara village who can attend to patients throughout the week.

They said that the doctor presently remains available for only one day in a week at health centre. Due to this, the patients are being forced to visit other hospitals in the area and its surrounding villages.

The locals told the Rising Kashmir that in absence of the doctor on the regularly basis, they are facing lot of difficulties as various villages are fully dependent upon this Health Centre.

“It is the only health centre for the seven villages of Beerwah tehsil including Chewdara, Ohangam, Wanihuma, Check-i-Dewan, Mirpora, Dragar, and Machama, which together have a population of more than 16,000 people,” the locals said. 

"The permanent doctor visits this centre on Mondays only. However, on the other days of the week, he performs his duties at the sub-district hospital in Beerwah, due to which the patients are facing a lot of problems on other days ," Rameez Raja Zarger, a local said.   

Deputy commissioner Budgam, Syeed Fahrudin Hamid, said he has asked the Chief Medical Officer, Budgam to send him a proper report regarding this issue so that decision can be taken accordingly.

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