NC Peeved Over Lack Of Facilities, Staff In Health Centres


SRINAGAR — The National Confer­ence on Wednesday expressed concern over the inadequate staff and lack of facilities in the health centres in Old Srinagar areas. Former MLA Habakadal and NC women’s wing President, Shameema Firdous, while taking stock of various health facilities at Habakadal said that hospi­tals and health care centres are facing dearth of staff as well as equipments.

“The healthcare centres are facing a large assortment of pres­sures, challenges and difficulties. Health department took over an urban sub health centre at Barbar­shah seven months ago. However people from the locality are dissat­isfied with the facilities being pro­vided to them at the centre,” she said, adding “I have been told that there is shortage of staff and nec­essary equipments at the centre.”

The people apprised Sha­meema about the lack of health facilities in various centers of the old city. “People in old city areas are facing plethora of ordeals. The former BJP-PDP led govern­ment which was busy in maim­ing people didn’t have the time to address woes of people,” she said adding that, “old city sub centres are facing shortage of staff, equipments and other life saving gadgets.”

Shameema during her tour in city made stopovers in various localities of Hababakdal con­stituency where she had an in­teraction with the people who apprised her about the lack of amenities in the local health cen­ter at Habakadal. “I observed that people in the old city of Srinagar have been left to fend for them­selves. The governor administra­tion is proving no better than the former BJP-PDP government. I have been making repeated pleas to the government to install an Analyzer and a Dialysis Machine at Habakadal health centre but my pleas fell on deaf ears,” she said adding that Omar Abdullah led “government had revolu­tionized health care system by infrastructure up gradation, and ensuring quality health service.”

“I request the governor admin­istration to ensure availability of infrastructure, manpower, medi­cines and diagnostic equipments in the health centres of old city,” she said. Shameema had an in­teraction with superintendent Gousia hospital Khursheed Ah­mad and acting CMO Anjum Af­shan, whom she impressed upon to serve the patients with utmost dedication.

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