PHC Kahlil Tral functioning from 3 rooms, patients suffer
Pulwama: A Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Kahlil area of Tral in Pulwama district is functioning from an old three roomed building which has left the patients at the receiving end.
The new building of the health care institute is yet to be handed over to the health department for unknown reasons.
Locals from Lalpora Khalil area of Tral said that the construction of the new building of PHC in Tral sub-district of Pulwama district was started seven years ago. They said the building has been completed but is yet to be handed over to the health department.
“The delay in making the new building operational exposes the lackadaisical approach of the authorities in providing better health care facilities to people in far off areas,” a local said.
They said that the construction work of the building was undertaken by the Housing Board.
“We have been facing many issues as the centre operates from two rooms only. Shifting it to a new building with the facilities would have mitigated our problems. Unfortunately, it took many years to complete and is still waiting for the handover takeover process,” said Irshad Ahmad, a local resident.
The staff members posted in the centre also complained of hardships due to space constraints at the PHC.
They said the staff strength was sufficient at PHC Khalil but some of the employees have been sent to other places due to lack of accommodation at this health institute.
“The hospital would have all facilities if it gets shifted to a new building,” one of the employees said.
Meanwhile, the residents demanded immediate intervention of authorities in shifting PHC to the new building so that locals can heave a sigh of relief.