Jahangeer Ganaie

Shopian residents demand maternity hospital at old fruit mandi site

Shopian residents demand maternity hospital at old fruit mandi site
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Shopian: The residents of south Kashmir’s Shopian district have demanded setting up of a maternity hospital at old fruit mandi site. The mandi has been shifted to Aglar Shopian.

Citing the lack of adequate facilities at the present hospital, the residents of the area emphasized the importance of a dedicated maternity hospital to ensure safe deliveries and comprehensive prenatal care.

They while raising concerns about the current healthcare infrastructure’s ability to meet the increasing demand for maternity services said that a dedicated maternity hospital would not only cater to the immediate needs of pregnant women but also contribute to the overall improvement of maternal and child health in the region.

The locals said they have already submitted memorandum to the government in this regard as space is available where earlier mandi was working that has now been shifted to a new site.

Mitha Gatoo, a social activist said that construction of maternity hospital will have positive impact on reducing maternal mortality rates, improving access to antenatal care, and promoting overall maternal well-being.

He said that a dedicated maternity hospital would not only benefit pregnant women but also play a crucial role in fostering a healthier community by ensuring the well-being of both mothers and newborns.

Notably after shifting of mandi, the demand for a maternity hospital at the site in Shopian remains a focal point for residents committed to enhancing healthcare services and ensuring a safer environment for expectant mothers.

Locals along with social activists have once again requested higher ups to look into the demand at an earliest and take steps for establishment of maternity hospital at the spot.


Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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