Baramulla: The Department of Health Services has started an OPD here in the old hospital building. This was one of the long demand of the locals who had held strikes and shutdowns over the issue.
General secretary of coordination committee of several trade and transport bodies in the area, Tariq Ahmad Magloo, on Saturday welcomed this move and said that start of the OPD section will benefit the local populace.
Chief Medical Officer Baramulla Dr Ashiq Hussain said, “Initially two doctors will be attending to the patients at the OPD section. The locals too have hailed this decision of the Health Department as it would prove highly beneficial to them.”