BARAMULLA: The healthcare in most of the health centres in Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramlla district has been severely affected as the National Health Mission (NHM) employees continued their protest in Kashmir.
The NHM employees, including doctors and paramedics, are on strike since 20th December to pressurise the government to regularise their services. Despite verbal assurances by Health Minister Bali Bhagat to thousands of NHM employees to resume their duties, the strike has been extended till January 12.
The most of the health centres running in far flung area are without doctors and para medical staff, due to which the patients are forced to visit Baramulla and other district hospitals.
There are about 18 health centres in Uri including Dani-Syeedan, Sultan-Daki, Kamalkote, Garkote, Bijhama, Trikanjan, Warikhah, Limber, Banali, Machikrand, Salambad, Bagna, Lachipora, Mayan, Mohra, dardkote, Nambla and Pehlipora, which are affected due to the shortage of doctors and other para medical staff. The people of these areas appealed to the health department to resolve the issues of NHM employees so that people do not suffer.