PAMPORE: District Development Council member, Meema Akhter donated two Ambulances to the important health centres in Pampore area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday.
DDC member Awantipora-B Meema Akhtar donated two Ambulances to New Type Primary Health Centre Lethpora and Primary Health Centre Chandhara.
The ambulances were formally handed over to BMO Pampore Dr Asima Nazir in presence of medical officers, DDC member Kakapora-B Abdul Qayoom, DDC Yachgoosa Mansha, Chairman Shehjar Trust Lethpora Showkat Ahmad, Sarpanch Chandhara Junaid Ahmad Dar and other dignitaries of these areas, officials told Kashmir Reader.
The inauguration function was held in premises of health centre Lethpora and Chandhara area of medical block Pampore.
The ambulances worth Rs 17.50 lakh were donated by the DDC member as an initiative to bring better health care to help the poor and needy people of the two villages of Pampore.
“Today our DDC member Shameema Ji donated two ambulances for two health centres, Lethpora and Chandhara,” BMO Pampore, Dr Asima Nazir told Kashmir Reader, adding that both these are critical for patient care.
She added that the Lethpora centre is near the Highway and was short of ambulance services.
“I am thankful to DDC members for donating the ambulances,” she said, adding that it will help them a great deal.
DDC member, Meema Akhter told Kashmir Reader that she donated two ambulances to two health centres at Chandhara and Lethpora from her constituency funds.
She said that these centres are on national highways and were short of ambulances.
“ I will continue to work to address issues of people of my constituency,” she said, thanking people for reposing faith in her.
Showkat Ahmad, a local resident, told Kashmir Reader that it was for the first time that an ambulance was donated to the village health facility.
“ The services were much needed and we are thanking the DDC members,” he said, adding that they will take great care of them.