Five years on, PHC building in Tral awaits completion
Pulwama: Even after a lapse of more than five years, the Primary Health Centre (PHC) building in south Kashmir’s Tral area is awaiting completion.
Locals said that five years back the government ordered for the upgradation of health center and accordingly foundation stone was laid for health centre in Lalpora Tral and work was started on it, however it still awaits completion.
They said that present health centre is functional in a two room building and it is very difficult to maintain and run the health facility from such crooned-up space.
“As construction of new building was started, we were very happy that it will mitigate our problems but we were not aware that this building will take so much time to get completed,”said Nawaz Ahmad, a local resident.
He said that center has to cater to many villages and at present it has good flow of patients but they are facing hardships due to space constraints.
Locals said that they have brought this issue in to the notice of concerned authorities several times but to no avail.
They once again requested higher ups to look into the matter so that locals can feel relieved to have a full fledged building to act as a heath care facility.
An official of the health department said that building is being constructed by housing board department and they have completed most part of it and further construction is going on.