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Three years on, damaged health centre awaits repairs

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Pulwama: Damaged three years ago after a huge tree fell on its premises, authorities have failed to repair a health centre in Tral area of Pulwama district.
Locals in Amlar-Nowpora village in Tral said that three years ago a tree fell on the health centre leaving the building completely damaged.
Since then, a local alleged the authorities are yet take any step for repairing or laying foundation of a new building.
They said that the centre was shifted to a private building after the structure housing the facility collapsed, “But that building has very less space due to which the centre is not functioning normally,” said another local.
“This centre was catering to about four villages, but since the damage and consequently the lack of facilities, we are forced to visit sub district or district hospitals which are far away,” added another local.
Basharat Ahmad, a local said, “We are facing immense hardships in absence of the centre as even for minor ailments we have the visit other far off hospitals”.
Locals requested the concerned authorities to look into the matter so that they can heave a sigh of relief.
An official in the Health Department when contacted said that a file had been forwarded to higher ups to release funds for the construction of a new building for the health centre in the area.

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