Baramulla: Residents of Nadihal village in Rafiabad area have alleged that the public health centre (PHC) constructed in 2010 by the department of health services has turned into an “alehouse” where people play cards.
Fayaz Ahmad, a villager said that government started work on the PHC in 2008 and the double story building was completed in 2010, but no one inaugurate the facility. But the PHC has now “turned into an alehouse where gamblers are play card games”, said the villager.
He said that 15 thousand people of Nadihal village were forced to travel to Baramulla and Sopore for basic health checks, while the health centre building was being taken apart. Another villager, Ghulam Hassan, said, “Some of the doors and windows are broken. People jump inside the building at evening and are doing unlawful acts in it, we appealed health department to ensure its security but no result.”
The chief medical officer CMO Baramulla, Dr Bashir Ahmad, said that the building is still with the roads and buildings department and they have not handed it over it his department. “When they complete it and handover to us, we will inaugurate the health centre,” the CMO said.