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APeople forced to carry thier patients on shoulders in Dessa
7/6/2019 11:50:59 PM
Abid Hussain Wani

Early Times Report

Doda, July 6: Villagers of Dessa area have to carry patients on shoulders due to lack of facilities in Doda district.
A patient had to be carried all the way to the District Hospital (GMC) Doda on shoulders in Gai village of Dessa in Doda district due to lack of road connectivity and non availability of a doctor, health facilities in Dessa area. In a video, locals can be seen carrying a patient on their shoulders for 45 kilometres to reach the Doda Hospital.
The aged patient from Malan Panchayat of Dessa area was suffering from pain due to heart attack. This highlights the lack of basic facilities even in an emergency situation in the native area of second time union minister Dr Jitendra Singh.
These incidents illustrate how both central and state governments have failed to provide basic facilities to the people in remote parts of the Chenab Valley.
People who face medical emergencies have no other option than carrying the patient on their shoulders or in palanquins.
People of the Dessa areas have been neglected by the successive state government as every political leaders used poor public of Doda District as vote bank and no developmental work has been done since Independence.
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