SRINAGAR Laying bare the dismal state of healthcare in far-flung areas, a patient had to be carried to a hospital on a cot due to lack of road connectivity in north Kashmirs Kupwara district.
The incident, which came to fore after a video went viral on social media, took place at Bramsar, Gujjar Mohalla Wader Bala area of Rajwar in Kupwara . Men accompanied by a few women are seen carrying the patient on a cot all the way hospital which is several kilometers away.
The old-aged patient from Wader Bala had been suffering from severe pain. And due to lack of proper road connectivity in the village, no vehicle could pass through the village.
The incident exposes the tall claims of successive regimes of having carried out development in the far-flung areas.
It also illustrates how authorities have failed to provide basic facilities to people in remote parts of the Valley.
People who face medical emergencies have no other option than carrying patients on shoulders or in palanquins like bundles of hay.