Cracks In Health Centre Built Last Year

Doctors declare bldg unsafe for patients

SRINAGAR:  The Health Centre Building constructed by R&B Division Handwara has started showing cracks only after one year of its completion. 

Doctors deployed in the Health Centre have declared the building unsafe for patients.

Interestingly the R&B Division Handwara has shifted the blame on contractors and not the department.

According to CNS, a building for a Health Centre in North Kashmir’s Unsoo, Langete area was constructed by R&B Division Handwara last year. 

Rs one Crore and twenty lakhs were spent on its construction. However only after one year the building has started showing cracks. The plinth of the building is showing up cracks at three places, many of the inner walls and the floor also show cracks.

Medical officer, Dr Shabir Ahmed said that the building is totally unsafe for the patients. “There are chances of it getting collapsed. Even the rain water is entering into the rooms and we are worried about the medical instruments. Para-medical staff keeps on changing the location of these instruments whenever it rains,” he said.

People of the area are blaming R&B Division Handwara for all this mess. “It is evident that sub-standard materials has been used to swindle funds. This matter should be verified and action should be taken against the persons behind all this mess,” a prominent citizen Abdul Aziz said.

Executive Engineer, R&B Division Handwara, Mohammad Saleem said that they can’t go for the reconstruction of the building. “The work done by R&B is up to the mark while as only plaster has shown cracks and we are ready to do plaster again if it demands,” he said. (CNS)

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