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 womens 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 didnt 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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