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PHC Panzgam lacks basic facilities, authorities in slumber

PHC Panzgam lacks basic facilities, authorities in slumber
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Pulwama: A Public health center at Panzgam Pulwama which caters to 60,000 souls is still lacking basic facilities even after four decades of its establishment.
Residents of the area said that more than one dozen villages in the belt were suffering due to callous attitude of authorities towards the PHC.
The PHC caters to villages like Panzgam, Chakoora, Grawgund, Banduna, Khelan, Ladermad, Kulpora, Dogripora, Reshiepora, Khandaypora and adjoining villages.
Locals said that power supply, water supply and washrooms of the centre got damaged in 2014 floods however, the washrooms are yet to be repaired.
Two doctors working in the center were transferred before 3 months but authorities are yet to depute new ones due to which locals are facing lot of problems, they said
They said that the center lacks x-Ray facilities and well equipped Lab and many other basic facilities but authorities are not providing any heed towards the issue.
Despite repeated appeals to the higher authorities, nothing has been done so far, Uzair a local resident said.
“We are forced to take patients to district hospital which is more than 20 kilometres away,” he said, while demanding immediate intervention of higher authorities.
On contacting chief Medical officer Pulwama Dr Jaffar Akhon he said that nobody brought this issue in my notice however, he assured that every possible step will be taken to provide better facilities at the said PHC.

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted [email protected]

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