Pampore: Strengthening the grass roots level health infrastructure, authorities inaugrated two new type Primary Health Centres (NTPHCs) in Pampore block of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday.
DDC member Awantipora, Meema Akhtar inaugurated a new type Primary Health Centre (NTPHC) at Lethpora village of Pampore in presence of Additional Deputy Commissioner Awantipora Zaffar Husson Shawl, BMO Pampore Dr Asma Nazir, Registered Medical Officer SDH Pampore, Dr Mohamnad Ashraf, Tehsildar Pampore Ishtiyaq Mohi-ud-Din, SHO Awantipora G.M Rather and locals of the area.
The double story building completed at an estimated cost of Rs 4.45 crore, officials told Kashmir Reader.
DDC Tazeema Akhtar inaugurated newly constructed new type Primary Health Centre (NTPHC) building at Zantrag Khrew area of Pampore Tehsil.
Block medical officer Pampore Dr Asma Nazir, Registard Medical Officer Dr Mohammad Ashraf, SHO Khrew Adil Ashraf, doctors, Sarpanchs and other were present on the occasion.
The double story building has been
completed at an estimated cost of Rs 3.6 crore.
Officials informed Kashmir Reader that one PHC is located near national highway in Lethpora. Another is located in forest area of Zantrag.
Each NTPHCs has 10- bedded capacity, equipped with modern gadgets.
People of the area thanked administration and demanded Additional Deputy Commissioner Awantipora Zaffar Husson Shaw for providing all facilities for the PHCs.
The Additional Deputy Commissioner assured them that necessary facilities will be created at these centres.
He also asked people to apply for health cards to avail it’s benefits.
Block Medical Officer (BMO) Pampore Dr Asma Nazir told Kashmir Reader that they inaugurated two PHCs at two different locations in Lethpora and Zantrag areas of medical block Pampore which will boost basic health infrastructure in the block.
” The PHC at Zantrag is at a hard to reach area and people in this far flung area will be benefited,” she said, adding that with the support from higher authorities, they will try to augment facilities at the PHC’s.
DDC Awantipora-B Meema Akhtar appreciated the government for opening the PHC at Lethpora.
He demanded night staff for the PHC.
” The PHC Lethpora is located along National highway and for tending injured, night staff should be sanctioned for the PHC,” she told Kashmir Reader.
DDC member Pampore Tazeem told Kashmir Reader that it was long pending demand from local residents of Zantrag who had to travel long distances to avail basic health check ups.
She said that the PHC will ease out getting basic health amenities for people of this far flung area.