Srinagar, Nov 3: After a lapse of 17 years, 100 bed maternity-cum-child care hospital in Kangan is nowhere near completion.
An official said that the land for the hospital was identified in 2005 when the former chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad cleared work on the hospital with an estimated cost of Rs 27.66 crores.
He said that a decade after identification of land, the foundation stone was laid during the National Conference-Congress coalition government in 2014.
He said that since then eight years have passed, however, the hospital is nowhere near completion as work on the hospital was stopped and resumed many times.
Locals said that the maternity-cum-child care facility would have eased problems for people as they have to travel about 100 kilometres to reach Srinagar for treatment.
Chief Medical Officer Ganderbal Dr Afroza Shah said that work was put on halt due to paucity of the funds.
According to her, work will resume soon as they have received funds. (KNO)
Srinagar, Dec 1: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference State Secretary and Former Cabinet Minister Sakina Itoo on Thursday led...