Baramulla: Eight years after the construction work started at double storey public health centre (PHC) in Chandil area of Tangmarg in Baramulla district, the locals are waiting for the day when the facility is declared functional.
The residents said there are dozens of villages including Baderkoot, Ringawali, Brarikhood, Darakasi, Zandpal, Machikhud Chanchck, Check Frastreshi, Boomkul, Ganibaba, Wanigam and Chandil situated in far-flung pockets of Tangmarg. “After a lot of struggle by the local people, the previous government was sanctioned a PHC for people to provide them medical facility but years to go department has not made the building functional,” Zahoor Ahmad, a local resident said. He said the people are compelled to visit Tangmarg and Kunzar area for health facilities.
Mehrajuddin, another local of the area said that people of the area raised the issue before the Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Tangmarg Aziz Ahmad last week in a public darbar where the concerned block medical officer assured that he will write to department about it. Chief medical officer (CMO) Baramulla Dr Bashir Ahmad said that the building is still incomplete and was not handed over to health department. “Yes, building was constructed by R&B department but it is still incomplete. It would be completed within a month and handed over to us. We are waiting for it,” he said.