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NTPHC Imamsahib lacks staff, basic facilities

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Shopian: A new type primary health centre in Imamsahib area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district is functioning without adequate staff and other basic facilities, locals have alleged.
Residents of Imamsahib said that after three decades the building of NTPHC was completed recently and it has started functioning but the facilities provided at the centre have not been upgraded as yet.
“The centre continues to offer the same set of facilities that were offered to the people when the centre used to operate from a rented place,” Tanvir Ahmad, a local resident said.
He said that locals from around 30 villages are facing health care problems as no facilities are available at the centre.
Mohammed Ashraf, another local resident said that there are just two staff members available at the centre and no facilities other than first aid is available here.
“Due to lack of facilities the locals are forced to visit district hospital for even minor ailments,” he added.
He said that first locals suffered as government failed to complete the building for around 30 years and when the building was completed, there are no facilities available at the centre.
Another local resident said that there are no beds, no X-Ray facilities, no laboratory and just one doctor available at the centre and he too has to cater to a huge rush of patients.
He said that if government will equip the centre with good facilities, people of around 30 villages get relief.
Locals requested higher ups to look into the matter and equip the centre with best facilities.
Chief Medical officer Shopian Dr Arshid Tak when contacted said that soon the hospital will get better facilities.



Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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