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PHC Litter in Pulwama lacks basic health facilities

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Pulwama, Jun 26: A government Primary Health Center (PHC) in Litter village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district lacks basic health care facilities.

According to locals, the health centre caters to the medical needs of around a dozen of villages but it fails to serve its purpose owing to the lack of basic facilities like shortage of doctors, x-ray machines. “No sub-district or district hospital is located within the radius of about 15 kms from,” they said.

They also alleged about the non-availability of power supply and well equipped lab at the centre.

A local said that PHC was established nearly two decades ago, “but since then there is no upgradation and it is running without proper facilities”.

“With the result, the inhabitants of main litter, Aglar, Rakh, Zahidbagh, Niloora, Chowdribagh, Rajpora, Chakoora, Astanpota, wahipora, Takiya, Nikloora and adjoining areas of the district dependent on the centre are facing inconvenience,” he added.

“Only one General Physician is working at the centre and he remains available for three days in the week due to which the centre remains defunct for other four days,” said a local, Jahangir Ahamad.

Locals demanded that a doctor be made available at the centre throughout the week and asked authorities to post a specialist doctors at the centre.

When contacted Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Pulwama, Dr Haseena, said that the issues related to PHC litter will be resolved on priority basis.

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