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PHC building in Lalpora Tral awaits completion

PHC building in Lalpora Tral awaits completion
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Pulwama: The hospital building in Lalpora village of Tral has been awaiting its completion, with no intervention from the concerned authorities for more than six years, locals said.
Locals from Lalpora area of Tral said that even after the lapse of more than six years, the construction work on the new building of Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Lalpora-Kahlil village in the Tral sub-district of Pulwama district is awaiting completion.
They said that more than six years have passed since the foundation stone was laid for the health centre in Lalpora, but it is yet to be completed, showing the lackadaisical approach of the authorities.
They said that the construction work of the building was undertaken by the housing board department, however, they failed to complete the work even after years.
“We have been facing many issues as the centre operates from two rooms only. Construction of new building with the facilities would have mitigated our problems but, unfortunately, it took many years so far, and is yet to be completed,” Irshad Ahmad, a local resident said.
The staff members posted in the centre also complained of hardships, in view of space constraints.
“The PHC witness good flow of patients throughout the day and we are forced to operate from two rooms,” a staffer posted at the centre said.
They that staff strength is sufficient here, however, some of the staffers have been taken to other places due to lack of space.
They said that Ambulance of the PHC has been allotted to SDH Tral as there is no parking space available for the vehicle.
Meanwhile, the residents demanded immediate intervention of authorities in completing the work on the health centre in the village.
BMO Tral Bashir Ahmad, when contacted said that have taken up this issue with the executing agency and asked them to complete the building as just minor things are to be done.
He assured that very soon the PHC will start functioning from new building.


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