Locals appeal authorities for proper parking
PAMPORE: Patients and staff members of Sub district hospital in Pampore town of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district have been aggrieved by routine jam along a road leading to the hospital.
Attendants of the patients told that a stretch of the road leading to SDH Pampore remains jammed on all days of a week as people park their vehicles on both sides of the road from police station to hospital gate.
They said that the jam hampers the movement of ambulances and patients into the hospital.
An eyewitness told Kashmir Reader that on Saturday morning the road as usual choked by parked vehicles.
He said an ambulance ferrying a patient out of the hospital was stuck in the jam for half an hour.
” Even a vehicle of BMO Sub district hospital Pampore too was struck in the jam,” he said.
He said that there was utter chaos and ambulance drivers stuck in the jam had a difficult time.
The police personnel decongested the traffic and a passage for struck ambulances was made possible after great effort by them.
SDPO Pampore, Mir Imtiyaz Ahmad told Kashmir Reader that they depute a team of police men routinely to the spot for guiding people not to park their vehicles along the road.
President Idara Auqaf Islamia Trust Pampore, Mohammed Maqbool Shah, told Kashmir Reader that the road leading to SDH is an essential road for it is used by people to carry emergency cases to the hospital and fire fighting tenders from fire and emergency station Pampore use same road.
” The jam on this road disrupts deliverance of both these emergency services,” he said, adding that for trauma cases on the highway, SDH is the first referral point.
He said that there is no parking place near SDH.
” I proposed to authorities that the BDO office near SDH be shifted to another place and the land be transferred to SDH Pampore for developing a parking place for vehicles,” he said.
Block Medical Officer SDH Pampore, Dr Asma Nazir told Kashmir Reader, adding that they appealed to authorities for providing a parking area for vehicles near the hospital.
She said that the road remains choked with vehicles parked on both sides.
” It becomes very difficult due to the jam to bring emergency patients or trauma cases into the hospital,” she said, adding that they have to park their vehicles midway.
She appealed to authorities for redressing the issue.