Official neglect deprives Beerwah residents of basic facilities

Javid Ali
Srinagar: Former chief minister Omar Abdullah’s constituency- Beerwah- is craving for the official attention as its inhabitants have been allegedly deprived of inadequate healthcare system, proper road connectivity and other basic facilities.
The region which is known for its famous tourist destinations including Tosa Maidan has been allegedly neglected by the helmsmen out rightly with the snail’s pace development taking toll at large.
The small hamlets of the constituency including Poshkar, Dalwash, Gund, Lakipora and Saran face paucity of water shortage round the year.
Another village in Beerwah namely Sanoor Kalipora has the shabby condition of roads since years but the state authorities so far have paid no heed to the repeated pleas of the locals to repair the road.
Ishfaq Ahmad, a Khag resident told Kashmir Reader that polluted water is supplied for drinking and domestic purposes while as natural springs with fresh water in them, have been allotted to the fisheries department. “Government should prioritize people over fish, but it has so far failed to do so,” he said.
The villages Peth Makhama, Rathsoon, Mirpora, Wanihama, Dragger, Maachama, Malpora, S.K. Pora, Razven, Charihar, Bundgam, Watalpora, Russu, Narbal, Suzeth, Kawoosa, Mazhama, Batpora, Kanihama, Vat Magam, Gundipora, Charangam and several others continue to suffer due to erratic power supply provided to them by the PDD.
Roads connecting Peth Kanihama-Wadwan via Batapora, Peth Makhama-Razven via Chaira, Adina-Mirpur via Peth Makhama and other similar links face official neglect.
However, the Assistant Executive Engineer, sub-division Beerwah, Abdul Qayoom, said the department has received sanction for the repair of the roads but so far no funds have been allotted for the purpose.
Besides the shabby condition of the roads, the health care services too are in deplorable condition. According to the locals, the Primary Health Center (PHC) in the area merely has seven doctors catering to patients of 70 villages of the constituency. “Naserpora, Trapia, Sarush, Nagbal, Poshker, Dalwush, Shungalpora, Sugyan, Harshpora, Patiposhker, Lakipora, Palpora, Bamroud and Kandhama residents have to face a lot of problems as there are no health care services present in these areas,” locals said.
Also the sub- district hospital Magam which last year was shifted due to the occurrence of floods is under construction as patients continue to suffer. Similarly, PHC Peth Makhama has been under construction since 2011 and yet not functional, due to which locals have to travel Beerwah hospital for minor health issues.