Residents, Attendants Protest Against Absence of Staff at NTPHC Unisoo


Danish Bhat/ Sajad Lone /KNS

Langate August 10: (KNS) Locals on Monday afternoon protested outside New Type Primary Health Center (NTPHC) at Langate Unisoo village in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district to protest against the unavailability of doctors in the health centre.
Witnesses said to KNS, that residents of Unsoo village held a protest against the absence of doctors in the health centre. They raised slogans against the hospital authorities and local administration.
According to reports NTPHC Unsoo has a staff of 12 people but only 4 of them were present today.“The doctors in NTPHC putting local populace into a lot of inconveniences.
The Sarpanch told to KNS, the lady doctor who has been appointed here is not attending the hospital. She comes once in a week, he said. In the time of health crisis they are playing with the lives of poor people, he added.

Later, the locals went to the BDC Chairman Langate Showkat Ahmad to seek the redressal of their grievances. He assured them that the matter will be discussed with the concerned department.

The BDC chairman Showket Ahmad told to KNS, that the medical assistants and other employees, who have been posted here are attending the hospital seldom, despite complaints from locals, they are not changing the habit of being absent from the duty. I will riase the issue with the BMO Langate and CMO Kupwara he said.
When contacted, BMO Langate, he told to KNS, that I will look into the matter.(KNS)

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