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Kishtwar: 3 months on, PHC Drubeel locked
6/13/2019 12:02:13 AM
Asif Iqbal Naik
Early Times Report
Jammu, June 12: Non availability of doctors at health centers cobbled with absenteeism culture has taken heavy toll on poor people in rural areas of Kishtwar district.
People living in far flung areas of Kishtwar district are suffering and have to travel several kilometres to reach nearby health center while the patients living in areas like Drubeel, Marwah and Warwan have to travel more than 50 kilometres to reach the district hospital Kishtwar for treatment.
In a latest case the Primary Health Centre at Drubeel in Chatroo area of Kishtwar district, according to the locals, is closed since past three months.
Speaking to Early Times, one Mushtaq Ahmed that the Health Institute is closed for the past three months as a result poor people are suffering. He said that the area is far flung having no proper road connectivity added that the people had to travel more than 20 KM distance to reach Chatroo Hospital.
Another local Kousar Chapoo said that the people also brought the matter into the notice of CMO Kishtwar and BMO Chatroo about the closure of the health center at Drubeel. "After public complaint, BMO Chatroo in 3rd week of May 2019 visited the health center and found it locked," he said.
He said that the people had never seen the medical staff and doctor posted in this health institute. He said that more than three weeks have passed, they people neither know about the action taken by the department against the erring officials nor any arrangements were made by the health department to make the Health Centre Drubeel functional.
They people called upon DC Kishtwar to look into the matter by taking action against erring health department employees for putting the locks on the hospital building as a result of which the poor people of Drubeel area are suffering since long beside also requested the senior health officials to order probe into the closure of Health Center at Drubeel beside also requested for making it functional without any further delay.
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