BARAMULLA: Fifteen-years on, the trauma hospital at Pattan in Baramulla district has not been made functional yet.
The construction of the hospital was aimed at saving the lives of accident victims on the highway and to attend to trauma patients in the different areas of north Kashmir, like Uri, Rafiabad, Baramulla, Handwara, Kupwara and Sopore.
The foundation stone was laid in 2003 by then chief minister, Mufti Mohmmad Sayed.
Several officials including chief ministers visited the hospital till date and gave several deadlines but unfortunately none of the deadlines have been met.
“The accident victims die on way to the hospitals in Srinagar and the Pattan Trauma hospital could have made much difference” a local resident said.
Residents urged Governor J&K and Director General Health Services to start the hospital at the earliest.