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Awantipora residents stage protest, demand shifting of PHC to main town

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Pulwama: The residents of Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday staged a protest in the main town and demanded that the Public Health Centre (PHC) be shifted back to main town at an earliest.
The protest was undertaken under the banner of town welfare committee.
The protestors said that last year as the approaching road to AIIMS was widened, PHC building was demolished after which the PHC started functioning in a rented building in Jawabara.
They said that now a big building has been made available at main town Awantipora again some two months back but authorities aren’t shifting the PHC due to unknown reasons.
They said that presently PHC is functioning far from town in a rented building with very little space and far from away from the main road due to which people of the area are witnessing hardships.
“We have brought this issue into the notice of higher ups several times and were assured that it will be shifted soon but on ground the promises proved hoax,” they added.
The protestor once again requested the higher ups to look into the matter at an earliest so that they can heave a sigh of relief.
The protest continued for a while and was called off after Additional Deputy Commissioner Awantipora visited the spot and assured the protestor that PHC will start functioning in the town within one week.


Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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