Umaisar Gull Ganie
Kulgam, Jul 21: In a shocking development, Dextrose Normal Saline (DNS) was not available in a primary health center (PHC) at Nehama area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district, thereby making patients suffer.
A local said that DNS was not available at the government hospital, forcing him to buy it from a medical shop.
“My sister was not feeling well and I went to PHC Nehama, while doctors asked for DNS, But to utter surprise the same was not available in the hospital,” he alleged.
He said due to non-availability of DNS at the health facility, he then bought it from a nearby medical shop.
“The village is well known as it lies on the boundary of Shopian- Kulgam and people from many areas visit this health facility, so this PHC is having the load of sub district hospital,” locals said.
Meanwhile, locals appealed to the Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha and DC Kulgam to personally look into the matter so that people heave a sigh of relief.
Despite repeated attempts neither Chief Medical Officer nor Block Medical Officer Kulgam respond to calls from this reporter.