SRINAGAR: A civil society group in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district has decided to launch a movement against the illegal occupation of a public health facility by the army. The group has urged the army authorities to vacate the building located at Krusan village for the benefit of common people in the area.
The issue was highlighted by Kashmir Reader on March 24 that evoked clarifications from the army.
Convener of Civil Society Kupwara, Showkat Masoodi said that the group would fight for the restoration of health facility.
“We demand that Army should vacate the hospital building immediately because poor residents are continuously suffering,” Masoodi said.
“A year ago, we approached the Chief Medical Officer Kupwara and Block Medical Officer to take the matter with civil administration but to no avail,” he said.
“Army must pay the rent for the time they have used the building and renovate it before leaving the area. The building is not fit to house a medical facility,” the Civil Society leader said.
Meanwhile sources said that the army and medical officers have started working out modalities to vacate the building.