Early Times Report
BANDIPORA, Sept 22: Unfortunately the doctors belonging to the Gurez area of this North Kashmir district are not ready to serve their home place and people believe that due to some political interventions, most of the doctors are practicing in the summer capital of Kashmir.
Gurez is considered to be the remotest place of this North Kashmir district with the people saying that they have been left at the mercy of God. The locals said that they face the problems with related to health care, as there is a shortage of doctors and para medical staff.
"Gurez valley has been facing immense health related problems due to lack of manpower including doctors, para-medics and technical staff different hospitals, be it a CHC or any allied health centers," said sources.
Sources said that even though CHC Gurez has got modern healthcare machinery, but due to lack of sufficient medical staff, the machinery has been gathering dust, and nobody cares about the poor masses or the assets.
"You wouldn't believe that Gurez has almost 50 doctors, but can anybody tell us where they are doing their jobs. The politicians are ruling the roost and they have their own near and dear ones working in other districts of Kashmir valley," said sources.
Residents said that health centers in Gurez valley which include PHC Badugaam and Sheikhpora, NTPHC Burnoi and Bagtore, Sub-Centre Gujran, Hasangaam, Baduaab, Churwan, Badwan, Kanzalwan and Tarbal continue to grapple with plethora of problems due lack of medical staff.
Sources said that there are 26 villages and about 37992 souls are living in Gurez valley which may have been increased by some hundreds as of now. There should not have been political interference's, only those doctors are being re-posted who have already served here for many years, and others manage to get the choicest postings in other places across the Kashmir valley.
The governor, S P Malik and others officials are requested to look into the matter and do justice with this remotest place of North Kashmir, sources added.