Nursing Orderly handles Health Centre in north Kashmir

In absence of doctors and other paramedical staff a nursing orderly handles a Health Centre at Baduaa (Tulail – Gurez) here in north Kashmir.
Locals said that there is just one nursing orderly who attends 30-35 patients in a single room health centre catering to about 2000 people from five adjoining hamlets.
The one roomed Health Sub Centre Baduaab Tulail in north Kashmir was established under Army’s Sadbahvana operation and was taken over by the Medical department in 2009. It is without almost all the basic facilities.
Residents of Parimhal, Angaikot, Dagidar, Malnagam and adjoin Mohallas throng this sub centre to seek treatment. “The only staff available here comprises a nursing orderly and a Female Multi-Purpose Health Worker (FMPHW) who occasionally visits the Centre,” informed the locals.
The Health Centre was thrown upon to public in 2009, and the concerned minister along with local MLA had promised to provide the required facilities and services within a year. “Till date their assurances have remained confined to papers only,” said Ghulam Rasool Lone Former Chairman Panchayat Board.
While terming the establishment of such a Sub Centre as a joke cracked on the local population, the residents here said that they have never seen any doctor The Centre, according to locals, has no medicines and even patients suffering from minor ailments have to visit Gurez hospital. “If anybody has to check blood pressure, even he has to go to SDH Gurez,” claimed locals, adding, district authorities must ensure visit of a doctor at least once in a weak.
When contacted, Sub Divisional Magistrate Gurez Ghulam Mohiuddin admitted that that there is dearth of staff in main Gurez Hospital and other centres about which Minster has been apprised.

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