|Early Times Report|
Mendhar, Sept 22: The incomplete building of Health Sub Centre (HSC), Soyian in Mendhar of Poonch district for the last over eight years, has turned to a 'cow shelter.
"Despite spending of adequate funds, the concerned nodal department - the Public Works Department (PWD) yet has failed to complete the construction work of this much awaited health facility. The construction work of the building was started eight years ago but could not reach the final stage reasons best known to PWD", a local lamented , adding, "the construction has been started and stopped multiple times since then."
According to the locals approximately Rs 40 Lakhs have been issued by Health Department yet PWD' s lackadaisical attitude made the project to face uncertain fate. "Due to inordinate delay, the uncompleted structure too is in a pathetic condition now, locals aid, adding, "some people have dared using the uncompleted HSC building as a cow shelter."
Highlighting their plight in absence of health centre, local said, "they have to shift sick and injured to the Sub District Hospital, Mendhar for treatment but due to pathetic condition, it could prove fatal for many.
The locals appealed district administration to take cognizance of the matter and took proper action.