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22 Injured in Kishtwar bus accident
CT Scan, X-Ray machine at DH Kishtwar continue to be defunct
9/17/2019 9:10:42 PM
Early Times Report
Jammu, Sept 17: In yet another tragic accident on Kishtwar-Chatroo road, 22 persons including female and children's were injured when the driver of a bus bearing registration No. JK02AN-3647 on its way from Kishtwar to Chingam lost the control over the vehicle near Banderkoot some 8 KM from Kishtwar as a result of which it roll down, lucky got stuck between the tin sheds of GREF that prevented the ill fated bus from landing into river Chenab.
As per the details available with "Early Times", as soon as the news of the accident reach Kishtwar, large number of people including Police, members of NGO Ababeel immediately rush to the spot and shifted the injured to District Hospital Kishtwar.
SSP Kishtwar Harmeet Singh also rushes to the spot after hearing about the tragic accident to supervise the rescue operation.
Meanwhile CT Scan and X-Ray Machine at District Hospital Kishtwar continue to be defunct as a result of which the accidental victims had to suffer as both the machines played crucial role during emergency at the time of accident and all this put the poor patients to unnecessary trauma.
Due to non availability of X-Ray facility, the patients had to shift in a small room outside main hospital building wherein the old X-Ray machine was put in use to tackle the crises and patient had to wait for hours to get the X-Ray done.
Speaking to "Early Times" Medical Superinte-ndent District Hospital Kishtwar Dr. Parvaiz Iqbal Wani who recently assume the charge of the hospital said that efforts or on to get the fault of CT Scan and X-Ray machine rectified added that only two days ago the team of expert from Directorate office visited the hospital to get the problem fixed but they fail to get it rectified.
He said that now the department has approac-hed experts at Ludhiana and Chandigarh to help the department in overcome the problem.
It is pertinent to mention that Bandakerkot stretch has witnessed several deadly accidents in last one decade including the death of 35 people in which around 28 deceased were the employees of the education department.
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