Khrew Health Centre remains closed in absence of staff

PAMPORE: Health Sub Centre at Bathina Khrew village in south Kashmir remains closed for days “due to lack of staff” with locals saying that government is not paying attention to their woes.
The residents told Kashmir Reader the Sub Centre do not function for days altogether as it has staff of just two people.
“The closure of the Sub-Centre is a blot on the face of authorities who claim sufficient health facilities are available during covid-19 pandemic,” they said.
They said the area is located in an area where air quality remains poor due to air pollutants emanating from cement factories.
“Due to closure of Sub Centre in the village, the regular vaccinations at the Centre have also taken a hit which has put the life of infants at risk,” locals said.
Block medical officer Pampore Arshid Hussain while confirming to Kashmir Reader about the Sub Centre remaining dysfunctional, said that two employees were posted there, but a doctor was deputed to nearby PHC and the other health worker is on leave as she has to take training for lady health worker for six months.
“Health worker was relieved on the directions of deputy Chief Medical Officer Pulwama,” he said, adding that he has asked for the replacement.
He said that Deputy Chief Medical Officer Pulwama has assured for replacement of staff and they are

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